Mapping for transformation | World Social Forum 2016


(Jon Richter) #1

TransforMap, in its ecosystem of many maps, delivers value to its users by providing the missing links between individual mapping efforts. Those concerned with enabling broad populations to witness the many places of societal transformations convene there to fill in the gaps between the diverse movements.

This proposal formulates a contribution to the wider transformaps vision by associating existing efforts of mapping the alternatives to a wider ecosystem of enmeshed atlassing initiatives. It aims at redistributing the freed assets into the communities attached to the Commons Space of the World Social Forum (WSF) 2016 in Montréal.

The process of implementing this proposal is embedded into a joint session for aligning long-term cooperations called Mapping the Transformations. A day of wikimapping between the local OpenStreetMap, Remix the Commons, TransforMap Partners and further WSF or local communities will enable to strengthen the weak ties and establish new links.

For the support of local activities which happen to be stalled by the mere lack of initial funding, we propose to plant many small seeds in attached initiatives and thus amplify their and our interdependence.
We suggest EUR 500,00 - 700,00 for this endeavour.


Call for mini-proposals: funding the community with community buckets
Call for mini-proposals: funding the community with community buckets
Call for mini-proposals: funding the community with community buckets
Call for mini-proposals: funding the community with community buckets
(Jon Richter) #2

As this bucket proposal had been accepted, in the aftermath of the Commons Space, we are inviting three projects to present their efforts here and further on formulate their mapping needs. They are:

Let’s see how to continue mapping the North of the Americas from their perspective.


Community Report #7: 25th of August
Community meetings 2016
Call for mini-proposals: funding the community with community buckets
(Stephanie Rearick) #5

Since we met at the World Social Forum in Montreal, we (Mutual Aid Networks (MAN) team, led by me in each instance) have hosted two international summits each with a mapping workshop as a key component. We have discussed collaborating between Wisconsin-based locecon value flow mapping project, Shareable US-based sharing cities mapping project, German-based transformap project, Ouishare Montreal, and MAN pilot sites in order to create and use (with ongoing shared evaluation and collaborative open source development) easy-to-use community action-oriented mapping tools. Our mission has been described as Mapping for Equity in Action.


Call for mini-proposals: funding the community with community buckets
(Adrien Labaeye) #6

Hi @Stephanie_Rearick! Welcome here! Can you copy your post here #welcome-on-board:who-is-who?
If you have further links to share where this “Mapping for Equity in Action” is described that’s be great to share.


(claudia.sakbe) #7

In Mexico we are launching an initiative, with an important mexican thinker on the commons—Gustavo Esteva and other women, to activate and connect new knowledge, learning and practices for community recovery and commons: regenerate commons that exist, recover areas of community and common goods that have been lost and create new areas of community in cities.

The initiative is being conceived as a foundation that seeks to nurture in theory and practice the movement of recovery, regeneration and creation of various forms of community life based on the contribution of critical thinking, particularly in Latin America, and the community and social experiences in which it is expressed—the commons, common spaces, communality, etc.

Currently we want to create a global platform that can detonate a first knowledge mobilization on this first year. We are also considering to conform a network for learning as a commons.

We see very clearly that a mapping from this initiative can make a significant contribution. We see it as an articulation of many scattered efforts, both in Mexico and in Latin America and the rest of the world, from an angle, a look and experience that can be very useful.
At this stage, it’s very important the possibility to link up with other commons initiatives.


Call for mini-proposals: funding the community with community buckets
(Silke ) #8

hey, @almereyda, I didn’t even see this before; thought, I would be part of the process. next time, please ping me, ok? (just in reply to your “honesty” remark :slight_smile: