On October 13th, the Sharing Cities Network will launch the Second Annual Global #MapJam to bring activists together in cities around the world to map grassroots sharing projects, cooperatives, community resources, and the commons where they live.
As a contribution to this global event, the Transition>>lab and the Transformap initiative convene a:
Mapping Berlin’s alternative economy
Saturday 18th of October, 14:00 – 18:00 (followed by a community dinner)
In the mapping jam you will:
- learn about open and collaborative mapping
- learn to make your own open map with free online tools
- discover new initiatives in your neighbourhod
- connect with other like-minded Berliners
- provide feedback on the open mapping initiative TransforMap
- cook together and celebrate
If you have already a list, a map or other resources that have compiled existing initiatives (community gardens, co-working spaces, self-organized cafe, werkstatt, etc.) BRING IT! We’ll put all this together and point it on a map that doesn’t belong to Google!
The mapping jam will be followed by a community dinner where we’ll cook together. A small donation for the food will be asked.
About the Transformap initiative:
Transformap is an open process that aims at producing a complete set of open source tools for mapping (as per cartography and mind mapping) the broad diversity of economic alternatives to the current mainstream. This includes community gardens, transition initiatives, maker spaces, FabLabs, alternative co-working spaces, repairing workshops, bartering shops, etc.
Join, share you knowledge and learn how to make beautiful and meaningful maps become a reality!
More at http://transformap.co
Shareable about the interest of community mapping:
Mapping all of the shared resources in your city not only shows that another world is possible–it shows it’s already here! Asset maps are powerful organizing tools. They make community assets more visible, create a base for further community development, spark new collaborations, and illuminate openings for new projects to fill in the gaps. They also get a lot of web traffic! Depending on the size of your city, your map could easily get thousands of visits in just a few months after creating it.