In its map exploration, the Transformap collective has collected over 200 maps, but also atlases. An atlas lists, hopefully displays, maps. In our TransforMap inventory, we have marked them as ‘Meta’. Here are some pages that point to interesting maps. Some* do it beautifully. English-speaking Shareable’s community maps. Those 72 maps focus on sharing and […]Read more "A geography of alternatives: Atlas"
[Post originally published for SEISMIC blog] Alternative forms of production and consumption are a hot topic in urban research. Cities are the breeding grounds for a wealth of bottom-up initiatives that try to establish fairer and more sustainable models. Researchers try to keep up with this transformation, but aside from the remarkable work of the […]Read more "Crowd-mapping: a tool for action research"
Over the past three months I’ve made almost 10 interviews with people behind the following: Living Lot (map of vacant land lots in NYC), Alliance Paysans Ecologistes et Consom’acteurs (CSA network in France), ESS Global/Socioeco.org (joint map for 3 solidarity economy national organizations), Velogistics (map of cargo bikes), Verbund Offener Werkstaetten (network of open workshops), Flaechen in Leipzig (map of vacant lots in Leipzig), Mundraub (German […]Read more "Field summary for TransforMap: some insights about map commons"
What parts of the public space are already used as commons? What could be turned into a commons? Could we use urban commons for a circular economy? Those are the questions that will drive a map jam built around a bike and mapping stroll accross the streets of Kreuzberg and Neuköln on Saturday 13.06.2015, starting 11AM at […]Read more "Mapping the urban commons by bike: experimenting onland mapping"
Kick-off Meeting: TransforMap Berlin Circle — are you attending? http://t.co/aRFVpxF6IU via @attending @transformap @almereyda — Adrien Labaeye (@alabaeye) January 28, 2015 Berlin is home to hundreds of individuals, organizations, communities that are exploring the potential of mapping for change. How to catalyze this potential into the TransforMap movement? How can TransforMap contribute to make Berlin’s […]Read more "Kick-off Meeting: TransforMap Berlin Circle – 5.02, 7PM"
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 […]Read more "Mapping Jam event: putting Berlin’s new economy on a collaborative map"
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Launch of Transformap: There are Thousands of Alternatives. We will put them on a Single Map! Transformap-Workshop 4th International Degrowth Conference September 3rd, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm, Leipzig University, S 328 TRANSFORMAP A network of about 50 individuals and organizations – from civil society, science and social business in Germany…