for the emergence of a commons-based society
The purpose of this group is:
To map the various trends or movements related to the commons in order to
a] formulate an overarching common ground concept,
b] build bridges between the various movements,
c] develop relevant specific narratives and visual representations for education on the commons, and
d] provide comprehensive access to resources by means of key words.
We will work closely with:
The Outreach group as far as understanding the needs and experiences of the organisations in the wider community and building bridges between the various movement.
The Knowledge Ecosystem group as far as developing access points to the resources and navigation are concerned.
Latest Activity: Nov 8, 2012
Here is a fist draft of a map. Made of the collection of memes, trends, initiatives, principles that are geared towards creating a better future and reversing the damage to our commons, whatever our personal definition and embodiment of commons means, and whatever our shared principles may be at the moment. I have gathered and curated these from several months of conversations and research.
Your insight is needed!
As any collection, they need to be curated collectively: examined so as to see what is missing, what needs to be modified or eliminated as redundant. And in a second step to examine if and how each is or not related to the commons, the opportunity to relate it more to the commons or not, and in the event of a positive, the language and steps to be adopted to achieve this, and much more...
Please have a look at the debategraph map. Click on the outline view if the bubbles overwhelm you. Clicking on each bubble or outline line (the main themes I arbitrarily identified) will give you a list of the associated memes. The debategraph can be commented, from the bottom of each detail page in the right hand pane.
If you would like a flat view and to make some suggestions directly on a worksheet, I also created a Google worksheet that can be edited. Please try to outline your changes in color and suggest suppressions with a cross in front of the item.
Collective curation of all these memes and their relationship could serve as a learning tool
I see several possible applications in a workshop, or on an online game type of environment (eager to listen to ideas):
In a workshop setting, participants groups could be requested to chose one point of entry in each category and pick a few items in 10 different meme categories and order them by order of preference. This could help us collect examples of pathways to build narratives from. Then, there could be some ideation for metaphors, language and visual. And we could read patterns from there.
I am looking forward to this exciting collaborative work and your suggestions and comments.
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