Five mentors – women with families and careers in science, technology, engineering, art, and maths – joined 20 young people in a series of storytelling workshops. Throughout, they shared their journeys in life and work, discussing the opportunities they were given and obstacles they faced.

What emerged is a rich tapestry of emotions, memories, hopes and dreams captured in a storytelling pack of cards with settings, characters and plots that are drawn from real life.

The exhibition, Grandma Got S.T.E.A.M, runs at Spot A, Spazju Kreattiv, St James Cavalier until December 9.

The project progressed in three phases; the first consisted of the storytelling workshops between the youths and the five grandmothers. The second phase saw the development of the storytelling and design processes leading to the production of the illustrated storytelling card pack.  Finally, the third phase comprised the Train the Trainer Sessions.

This project was curated by Spazju Kreattiv and Esplora.

The participants collaborated with Giuliana Fenech who facilitated the storytelling element, illustrator Julian Mallia (also known as Julinu) and photographer Dragna Rankovic to develop the illustrated storytelling cards. 

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