The latest interview by Christine Capra with Aldo de Moor suggests that a map with conversations is nothing … and without some form of mapping conversations are fragmented.
Christine and Aldo talk through a process of participatory network mapping which I think brings life to the ideas for civic operating systems which I posted earlier.
Christine and Aldo talk about a sequence for finding the conditions for common ground among the different interests who may be mapped; developing a seed map that shows the potential; sense-making to interpret the map; then embedding the map so that it is integrated with future activities.
In writing about civic operating systems, I suggested we needed:
- Maps of assets, groups and organisations – the social infrastructure.
- Stories and conversations.
- A set of communication tools and other methods, which I called a social app store
- Methods for self organising
- A community of practice or learning network
- Living Lab workshops to test and evolve the system