Storytex is a network of people. We are transdisciplinary experts in our respective fields.

Most of us work free-lance, though Storytex has a hybrid structure of a company and a non-profit called “The Library for a Happy Future”.

In our team of collaborators we are different in character, culture and rhythm. Yet, we speak a common language. The one of awareness, respect and humor.

What we do is a commitment to our Work and Design Axioms. We call them the Principles of the Mothertree or Samauma.

The “Samaúma” or “Mapajo” (Ceiba) is the tallest tree in the rainforest. It is powerful, mystical, sacred and is a home and in connection with many living beings, water, winds and weather.

The Principle of the Samaúma as we learn and practice them include:

  • To cultivate respect, interconnectedness of everything we do, patience, collaboration and giving back.
  • To work by honouring what became before us and what will come after us. This includes all living beings.
  • To understand humanity as part of nature no matter how seemingly far away we may feel.
  • To believe in learning by doing.
  • To honour failure as much as success.
  • To value expertise coming from many sources and regardless of age and formal degrees.
  • To make “sense” with all senses beyond the intellect. To see technology and nature as a continuum.
  • To work in the spirit of love for what we do.

Storytex was founded by Sonja Schenkel.

Here are some people we regularly work with (including the founder :-))

Sonja Schenkel, Damian Christinger, Simon Steffen, Sonja Koch, Pia Hollenbach, Eliud Barachi, Martin Moll, Björn Müller, Eva-Maria Spreitzer, Ásta Guðrún Jóhannsdóttir, Jehisson Santacruz, Lisa Lee Benjamin

Here are some institutions we have been working with

Meso Partners, Mercator Foundation Switzerland, Science et Cité, The Wyss Academy for Nature, Amazon Conservation Association – Acca (Peru), University of Lausanne, University of Colombo (Sri Lanka), Klimastadt Zürich, ETHZ Td-Lab, The Wellbeing Project, The Swiss National Science Fund (SNSF), Creative Hands (Greece), …