Is the course of recorded human history, from antiquity to modernity, doomed to cyclical violence that invariably harms the most vulnerable amongst us?
Making collective sense of war has never been more important. This SenseMaker® pulse asks survivors for their stories, creating a record of those who lived or are living in the heart of conflict. The stated or hidden political aims of a conflict can sometimes diverge sharply from the perspectives of people on the ground. With this SenseMaker® pulse, you can hear the voices of those on the front lines of war – be that civilians, refugees, or combatants. This pulse acts as a living historical document recording the narratives of everyday survivors of war for posterity. Unlike other methods, the micro-narratives shared here can be spliced and analysed for meaning to give a unique perspective on the cost, the struggle and the sacrifice of surviving war. SenseMaker® is a safe place to tell their own stories, therefore giving us an honest snapshot into the impact of war. The power of meaning is in their hands, and we can help them feel heard.