Part 6 of an Interview with Aldo de Moor Reflecting On Our Discussions It’s been over two years since my original interview with Aldo. That one interview was so rich, it generated six blog posts and an abiding friendship. We’ve met online semi-monthly ever since that first great conversation, to talk about our projects, challenges,…
Eugene Cooke is an Agroecologist and urban farmer with experience from California to Kenya. He’s the founder of Grow Where You Are, is currently located in Atlanta and is focused on food sovereignty. He’s also a member of a relatively large network funded and convened by one of our mapping clients. Meaning – he’s in…
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…
How a Social System Map Expands Consciousness and Increases Choice.
Exploring network consciousness with Glenda Eoyang of the Human Systems Dynamics Institute
“. . . a network map captures and represents those three fundamental characteristics (or CDE) that we think define the nature of all self-organizing systems. CDE means Container, Differences and Exchanges.” ~ Glenda Eoyang
A map without conversations is nothing and conversations without some form of mapping are much more fragmented.
. . . one of the [important] pieces… is to get that sense of ‘we’re not in this alone,’ that ‘we have more connections than we know.’
Using Language and Stories in Participatory Community Network Mapping | Part 4 of an Interview with Aldo de Moor
Storytelling is very important to inspire participation. However, it is especially the boundary spanning across communities – stories that capture the essence of an activity or an interaction in a community. ~ Aldo de Moor
“Maps have power. They always have throughout human history. Maps have been very powerful artifacts” – Aldo de Moor