If you are interested in researching more about collective mapping processes…
During our tour, in order to set the eco-mapping process in motion, we researched similar experiences. We share here with you some those we considered particularly interesting:
From Martinique: The virtual map of the Terres Sainville district, supported by the Maison Rouge: Maison des Arts! It identifies and allows to obtain information through symbols located on GoogleMaps landmarks linked to: Art and leisure; Emblematic characters, myths and legends of the history of Terres Sainville, Places and monuments to visit in the district; Cultural, social or environmental associations that can be found in the district and the « bubbles » (short videos presenting a vision of the district by an association or an artist).
From Argentina: a nurtured process of collective construction of territorial views, collaborative and transformative practices. They have created a manual, systematizing methodologies, resources and dynamics of critical pedagogy.
Available at: https://geoactivismo.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Manual_de_mapeo_2013.pdf
From Madrid: The atlas of neighborhood initiatives Los Madriles brings together a series of maps (childhood, responses to violence, zonal, community gardens, living waste laboratories, etc), created by various groups, including the Regional Federation of Neighborhood Associations of Madrid (FRAVM), Intermediae Matadero, and the groups Zuloark + Lys Villalba, Vivero de Iniciativas Ciudadanas [VIC], Paisaje Transversal, Sodeste and Todo por la Praxi. Available at: https://losmadriles.org/mapas/
From Chile: Collaborative tapestry creation process in the Patagonian community of Cochrane, which, as part of the Rutas de Encuentro proposal, was interweaving the work and stories of people from different generations.
It has been documented on video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehBSVQwbkoE and https://cinechile.cl/pelicula/rutas-de-encuentro/ ).
From Catalonia: Pam a Pam is born from participation and aims at social transformation: it is a collective tool that shows the points of Catalonia that embody the solidarity economy. It is participatory: as a user, (searching on the map those initiatives of food, housing, services, energy), as a member of the community (detecting and interviewing the points that appear on the map) and as an initiative, (appearing on the map and linking with other experiences). It functions as a space for collective learning through activism that facilitates the practice of responsible consumption and strengthens the solidarity economy.
From Paris: The Ecoplan 18 project is the result of a working group of residents who wish to highlight ecological initiatives in the territory around several categories: Food, Circular economy, Soft mobility, Education-awareness, Nature in the city, Collective composting, Environmental protection associations. It allows users to add initiatives, share information on events and organize meetings and collaboration spaces. Available at: https://ecoplan18.gogocarto.fr