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amityBy amity
First created
amityBy amity
First created
£2,882
pledged of £3,970pledged of £3,970 goal
89
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, November 25 2015 2:20 PM UTC +00:00

About

This campaign to bring More Than One Story to the UK has finished. Many thanks for your interest in More Than One Story - we are sorry we could not reach our target this time. 

We are committed to sharing More Than One Story and building bridges between people of different backgrounds and cultures. We are relaunching this campaign soon, applying everything we have learnt the first time. Please click here to enter your email address so we can let you know when the new campaign is up and running.

 We are really excited to be launching this project to bring More Than One Story to the UK. More Than One Story is a card game which brings strangers together, awakening empathy, compassion, understanding and appreciation for the unique experiences of each person. More Than One Story empowers individuals and organisations who wish to work for a more harmonious world.

The Game

The game was co-designed with students and other members of the community of Simrishamn, Sweden, to build bridges between people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures. Inside each pack there is a welcome card, an instruction card and a deck of game cards. 

Each game card suggests a story which players can tell about themselves. Two or more players sit in a circle and take turns picking cards, telling stories about themselves and listening to others tell their stories. The carefully designed and tested suggestions, written in three different languages, work to support learning and understanding.

Having received the UN Intercultural Innovation Award 2014 the game is spreading around the world. More Than One Story is being played all over Sweden, in other countries in Europe, in South Africa and North America. It is opening hearts and minds wherever fears and prejudices tend to keep people isolated from those who seem different.

Why we want to bring More Than One Story to the UK

At amity we believe in the power of empathy and compassion to break down barriers between people and facilitate mutual understanding. amity is a human centred design studio based in Manchester, UK. We are passionate about spreading More Than One story for the enrichment and benefit of the world.

It was springtime in Sweden when we met More Than One Story creator Seth Selleck. We played More Than One Story and fell in love with how it brings people together in a unique way. 

We see the difference the game is making around the world and feel communities of the UK should benefit too:

"More Than One Story is a card game which can change the world!" - Stories for Society Foundation, Stockholm

"More Than One Story is an amazing card game which has helped advance our work to create welcoming communities."- David Lubell, Director Welcoming America, USA.

"Amazing project and tool for establishing Oneness! Thank you Simrishamn!" - Vincent S. Khumalo, Director of the Youth Community Development in South Africa.

"We began the first evening of our youth conference by playing "More than one story" and immediately we became a team! We had never met each other before, but it was so easy to talk about ourselves.. and then work easily all together!" - Alice Barbieri, National Scout organisation, Italy.

Our Plan

We are inspired by the idea of sharing More Than One Story across the UK, making it available to those interested in increasing integration, understanding and people’s well-being. 

With your help we will produce 1000 packs of the More Than One Story card game. We will also run a minimum of 4 workshops for intercultural integration, using More Than One Story. These workshops will be for community groups, schools and organisations working to help people share a common sense of belonging.

The suggestions on each card will be printed in English, Arabic and Polish. We have chosen these languages to maximise opportunities for intercultural integration in the UK.

English - the 2011 Censuses for countries of the UK show that the vast majority of people in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and England speak English as their main language. With approximately 335,000,000 speakers, English is the third most spoken language in the world.

Arabic - Arabic is the mother tongue of about 215 million people in the world. Arabic is spoken in Eritrea and Syria, which are ranked 1st and 3rd respectively on the list of countries of origin for UK asylum seekers (the ONS Migration Statistics Quarterly Report, August 2015).

Polish - the 2011 Censuses for countries of the UK show that Polish is the most commonly spoken language after English.

What are you funding?

By backing our project, you'll help cover the costs of:

  • producing and shipping 1000 packs of cards 
  • designing, organising and running workshops for intercultural integration

We will start the workshop design over the funding period and connect with people and organisations interested in playing More Than One Story. If you are interested please get in touch. 

We will keep all backers updated with our progress and if we exceed our target (fingers crossed) any additional funds will go towards delivering more workshops.

The cards will be produced in Sweden in collaboration with the Department of Culture and Leisure of Simrishamn. 20% of the printing costs will be paid to The Department of Culture and Leisure of Simrishamn, supporting the development of the More Than One Story project globally.

Risks and challenges

More Than One Story has already been tested and produced elsewhere in the world. It is being used all over Sweden and has been spread in several languages to other countries in Europe, South Africa and North America.

We will be working to connect with organisations for the delivery of the 4 workshops. We are keen that these organisations work for intercultural integration and we are confident that we will find 4 groups aligned with the aims and values of More Than One Story.

Once 1000 packs and 4 More Than One Story workshops are fully funded we don't anticipate any challenges. If we do run into any challenges, we will keep you updated on our progress.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $6

    *Printable version*

    We'll send you a PDF version of a selection of More Than One Story game cards. Print and cut yourself for storytelling fun!

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    Pledge £8 or more About $10

    *One pack*

    You'll receive one pack of More Than One Story game cards to play with friends, family and all those people you don't yet know!

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    Pledge £15 or more About $19

    *Two packs*

    You will receive two packs of More Than One Story game cards, one for you and one to give away to whoever you choose, helping us distribute far and wide!

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    Pledge £25 or more About $31

    *One pack + coaching session*

    You'll receive one pack of More Than One Story game cards. £25 also gets you a coaching session via Skype on how to most effectively play the game. You'll become a More Than One Story Pro!

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    Pledge £50 or more About $63

    *One pack + name on a card + coaching session*

    You'll receive one pack of More Than One Story game cards. All 1000 packs produced will include a card with your name on it in acknowledgment of your support. £50 also gets you a coaching session via Skype on how to most effectively play the game. You'll become a More Than One Story Pro!

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    Pledge £500 or more About $629

    *Ten packs + name on a card + exclusive workshop*

    You will receive ten packs of More Than One Story game cards to keep or give away. All 1000 packs produced will include a card with your name on it in acknowledgment of your support.
    Your cards will be delivered to you in person at an exclusive workshop, designed for the benefit of your organisation, event or community.

    *(Exclusive workshops are UK only - though we are happy to discuss how we can make this happen outside the UK)

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Funding period

- (40 days)