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This is a work in progress. For the past couple of years I have collated and curated the possibilities, concepts, alternatives that people striving for a 'better world' were working on and talking about in various social network groups dedicated to sustainability, commons, new economy. Additions or changes are welcome here
The goal I thought of for the map is to make it easier:
- For change agents, activists, innovators, community & social entrepreneurs to recognize which spot or niche they occupy or wish to occupy within the possibility/action space so they can assert their position and adjust their action and discourse in relation to an overarching purpose and what is 'around' them.
- For the various niches to find their areas of overlaps and adjacencies so that bridges can be built and exchanges can occur, strengthening the meshing of what emerges into a network of initiatives and achievements that would multiply everyone's impact and accelerate a convergence. In particular to try and facilitate the bridging of language, discipline related vocabulary, various modes of learning and solutioning processes.
- For the whole and the parts to get an awareness of each other and access knowledge and tools for learning, engagement and action. In particular through a navigation that would enable a self discovery of possibilities.
The map is definitely meant to be a learning tool.
Here's an expansion on what it could be used for, in my Github repository.
For the moment this is a curated map. I count on many eyes and hands to help me make it more complete and relevant, ensuring its richness and diversity, and simplicity at the same time.
A simple Pearl Tree is available here
I am planning to add the elements in the lists under each main topic as bubbles and link each item to a relevant wikipedia page or 'expert' content and visual examples. Afterwards this can serve as entry points for a knowledge and resource base.
The goal now is to diffuse quickly something that will be usefull to change agents in edge communities as well as inside mainstream institutions, and then work on ways to have this grow in a more organic way through folksonomy, linked-data or network analytics, to capture what is emerging, and watch it progress and strengthen with time as more resources become available and interlinked on these subjects, generating something like the map below: