Exploring common ground
Latest: Mapping Footways as routes for quiet and interesting walks
This site is a home for explorations into how we can use maps and media to support conversation and collaboration in communities of locality and interest. It follows the work of the Networked City project 2016-2020.
Networked City is a loose framework within which people, projects and organisations can learn how to use mapping, network building, data and technology for community and social benefit.
There we focussed on plans to support London's community and voluntary sector with a new resource centre, work with four London networks using network mapping, and games and simulations for co-design.
In parallel I developed the Clerkenwell Commons site as a first demonstration of how to use different types of maps locally. That has now evolved in a project with local groups including the EC1Echo, a community newspaper covering Clerkenwell, and Farringdon in the City of London. More here about Exploring EC1.
Exploring EC1 - overview of the system
Mapping system - how it works
Mapping projects - development 2015-2022
Marketing and exploring EC1 - latest ideas