Transformap or the mother of many maps: making alternatives visible

Friday, 11.09.
1h 30min
Community and Communication
Cooperation and Self-organization
General concepts and Discourses
Internet and Media

How can we make all the alternative to the mainstream economics visible? on one map?

TransforMap has a strategy and because it's distributed, it needs you!
In this workshop we will provide training and open space for discussion about the the following:
- how to categorize alternatives? From solidarity economy, commons, to the collaborative economy...
- how to stop duplicating work? How to map collaboratively beyond communities borders while retaining identity?
- how to make a map for your community?
- how to make a map of alternatives in your city/region?

Adrien Labaeye, Jon Richter
TransforMap works towards an online platform to visualize the myriad of alternatives to the dominant economic thinking on a single mapping system. It will give everyone the opportunity to map the initiatives, communities, projects, worker-owned, self-managed, democratically organised companies and other institutions dedicated to meeting people's needs, serving the common good and/ or contributing to a sustainable way of life. TransforMap will/ can show all the places, spaces and networks that work on fostering cooperation and deepening human relationships through (co-)producing, exchanging, contributing, gifting and sharing, for a free, fair and sustainable world. TransforMap invites all existing mapping initiatives to cooperate and co-create maps based on an open pool of data, a common taxonomy, free software and standardised APIs. It is published under an Open Data License. Our world is transforming. There are old and new alternatives all over the planet. TransforMap will show you how to get there.