Most of us think about ‘Relationship’ too personally, too one-dimensionally, and too cautiously to support transformation.
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.
. . . 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
Excerpt: A Leadership Story – Network Style – Part 2
What we see in each other, and call out in one another – becomes the very source of transformation.
If Trust Is The Glue Of A Network. . . . . . we can’t have too many honest & authentic discussions about it. And talking about trust can be hard in any context, but in some ways it’s even harder in networks. So many of the ‘rules’ are contrary to what most civilized people…