Higher seminars: Petra Dokken - University of Borås

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Higher seminars: Petra Dokken


Time: 2018-03-06, 13:00 — 14:30
Location: Gallery (T154), Textile Fashion Center
Event Type: Seminar

The Higher Seminars aim to introduce contemporary research and professional work within the field of design, art, media, music and more. The Higher Seminars primarily target The Swedish School of Textiles' PhD, master and bachelor students of fashion and textile design. However, they are also open and available to all, meaning that anyone can come and listen. If you are not a student or teacher at The Swedish School of Textiles and interested in joining in a seminar, please contact seminar coordinator Saina Koohnavard in advance.

6 March – Petra Dokken
No story, nothing… A saying in the aboriginal culture, meaning exactly that, without a story you cannot answer the questions defining us as humans. Who am I? Where am I going? Is there a meaning to it all? These are questions asked in Greek mythology as well as contemporary pop culture. My name is Petra Dokken, I have worked as a journalist, writer and storyteller all over the world for more than 15 years. Lucky enough to have met with very successful, wise and creative people – in fashion, travel, media, business, art, architecture... I have researched and experienced. Interviewed, listened, observed - and daydreamt (very important for my own creative process!). And I have learned that everyone has an interesting and unique story to tell. But it seems we need to find the courage to be ourselves to live and tell our own stories. Start with the truth, and someone will listen. Trust me (even in fiction there is always the truth). Working from the inside out, from stillness to movement, expanding the most personal to a wider universal circle. In a novel, an Instagram post, a Hollywood movie, a project description, a song… This is the work and the power of story, and of storytelling. Every time.