PODCAST: Alex McDowell, creative director of 5D Global Studio, talks about “World Building” at a Berlinale Talents panel discussion.
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This is an extract from the panel discussion from the Berlinale Talents programme titled “Migratory Narratives: The Future World of the Refugee Camp“. In this extract, Alex McDowell, narrative designer and Creative Director of 5D Global Studio, gives an overview of what World Building is and what it can do in terms of storytelling but also in terms of understanding the world around us.
“World building” designates an iterative and collaborative narrative practice in which the deep understanding of a world precedes the telling of a story. Filmmakers and other storytellers can enter an interdisciplinary process that allows them to understand how to comprehend and build a world from its core elements. Addressing the complexities of refugee camps, humanitarian experts and guests with first-hand experiences jointly explore the multiplicity of human narratives that are interwoven into those worlds today and in the future.