The Social System Mapping Origin Story

The Social System Mapping Origin Story I (Christine Capra) fell in love with System Mapping in about 2005 and started making maps at every opportunity. Some time after that, I began to work with intentional change networks and had the opportunity to create some network maps. From this, I began to imagine combining the two…

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Proposing a new Transformation Archetype

There’s a path here, meant to discover – not yet another place to run off to and consume, but a way to make the place where we are healthy and whole again, through one another. A path so obscured by our current mainstream cultural norms that most people can at best vaguely accept that it might exist, but very few know its contours.

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It Takes a Social System to Map a Social System

It Needs to Be a True Collaboration Social System Mapping is an art more than a science. It’s an art that entails a process that starts with understanding the purpose or aims of a collaborative/action/intentional network, learning what kinds of other- and systemic- awareness would amplify the network’s ability to learn and act together, translating…

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