Narrative Wayfinding: Using Stories to Discover Opportunity and Purpose with Matthew Chavez

May 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT. Hosted at FieldTrips on Zoom


About this FieldTrip

In this session, Matthew Chavez will be sharing an ideation technique he calls Narrative Wayfinding, a process of using stories and themes to discover opportunity, meaning and purpose. During the Fieldtrip, participants will be invited to think differently about the role stories play in society, and walk away with a toolkit for crafting a narrative that positions them where they want to be, with a good idea of where they want to go. In this uncertain time, tools like Narrative Wayfinding creatively enhance one’s ability to find exciting new pathways toward a desired future without feeling lost.

Participants can expect a talk about common stories that shape identity, a conversation with others about purpose, and fun exercises that allow attendees to practice building personal guidance systems.

About your Host
Matthew Chavez is an NYC based artist and author that created Subway Therapy, an award winning series of participatory public installations that won MAS’s Brendan Gill Prize in 2017. He recently founded Art Plus People, an organization focused on creating public works at the intersection of art and life. He has a unique perspective on success and finding purpose, and hopes to share the tools he’s gathered to navigate life creatively with others. Every week he mentors young adults at The Door, a non-profit in NYC serving underserved youth.