We are meeting monthly at Wikimedia to discuss the newest developments around TransforMap. Just get around and meet people from the Berlin circle.
We are using the time to continue discussions on topics within the field of mapping all alternative economies. They are partly of exploratory and technical concern. Current topics include:
15MMM : Mapping Month May 2015
Also someone from the community around the OSCE days got aware of our latest Mapping the Urban Commons event last June, is in town and has been invited to come over.
There are som offers for collective text production which we could quickly review:
- @severinhalder is preparing an Atlas of Critical Maps and wants to give TransforMap some space. @alabaeye Would you be interested in sketching such a contribution?
- When and how do we answer the next CfPs?
A broader strategy sustaining this work could be to pursuit print and epaper publications.
We could, for example, probably easily deliver a reader within six months, the manual in roughly about two years and finally start working on the atlas itself, which might take up to 5 years from now.
The TransforMap community is actively preparing the next stages of cooperation possibilities. You are kindly invited to take part in any of these activites.
The bigger one will be a flat in Berlin during beginning of September which will host *-athons and multipliers from our partners.
Then we are preparing a Data Synchronization Workshop for the end of aforementionned week. Initial partners would be GEN and Grünanteil, but once the time and location, wishfully third to fifth September in Thinkfarm, are confirmed by end of the month, we can invite further.
Finally we depend on your ideas for the upcoming sessions of Mapping the Commons:
- Which topics would you like to focus?
- Who else should come to our sessions?
On Wed., 26th August, we can still continue and evaluate the OSM Imports from 15MMM.
But from 22nd September on, then every 4th Tuesday, we are looking at a complete empty canvas.
TransforMap is still young and small. And we are constantly growing our degrowth-infrastructure. If you are interested to accompany our publication workflows or have concrete knowledge in running internet services, please get in touch.
Currently we have to improve our blogging experience and don’t have any social media appearance at all.
Then further decolonizing our tool stack also means to get rid of commercial service providers, which can mean to replace Trello with Taiga, link some Kanban boards to GitHub and GitLab and provide nice overviews of our development activities.
I’d start with drawing the roadmap by using GitHub issues, ubersicht and milestones.
By the time the Berlin circle is running events, some funds are mandatory to provide these basic services (locations, drinks). We have to quickly and transparently at least mention some positions. Accountancy is currently done in the background, but @almereyda is explicitly asking for help again.