Map jams by Kollaborativ Ekonomi Göteborg / Collaborative Economy Gothenburg

Community driven participatory held map jams for gathering local data about initiatives.

Target group

The civil society, our organization and the local municipality co:creates the Smart Map.

Beneficiaries: Local sharing initiatives, poor and/or eco-minded citizens, local governments sustainability goals

The age range of the beneficiaries:

  • Not specified

Impact achieved

a. Building dialogue between research and society
Scientist ask us for input on research on the collaborative economy (locally and globally)

b. Co-creation of new knowledge
All stakeholders teach end motivates each other.

c. Creating positive impact in society
The civil organisations get impact from being on the smart map and the network that comes with it.

d. Empower citizens to contribute by expressing their real needs and problem
We help enthusiast to connect with other interests.

Number of beneficiaries who have learnt the method through the project: 17.000 / year

Measurement channel: On each mapjam we get results instantly.

This is a Scie-Citizen Smart Practice

This project links society and science because “Scientist ask us for input on research on the collaborative economy (locally and globally)”

Achieved potential to fullfill Scie-Citizen project smart practice: 

Technical table:

First time the method has been applied2015
Times the method has been iteratedTwice Randomly over three months
Duration of the implementation process for each application of the methodTwo days
Geographical coverage of the method: What’s the context you can apply the method?Local
Is there any other organisation applying or adapting the method?yes
Can you describe shortly how other organisations might adapt or have already adapted the method?We teach other municipalities how to host MapJams.
In which sectors is this method applicable?Public sector
What are the goals you achieve with the method?It has created a community around our project.
How many scientists/researchers you need to perform the method? What is their role?One host, a person that facilitates the mapjam.
How many non-scientists/researchers you need to perform the method? What is their role?It’s good to have one person for helping with notes, feedback and social media.
How long has it take to have first results/ effects noticeable?On each mapjam we get results instantly.
How would you define the process of your project?The civil society, our organization and the local municipality co:creates the Smart Map.
How does the documentation of the results look like?Ongoing Social Media and an annual report.
What makes your project innovative?We develop the non-commercial urban space and help citizens turn from being non-active consumers to active participants in a sustainable collaborative economy with less waste.
How have you promoted/do you promote your project?Social Media
Letters to the editors
What are the strengths of your project?• creates community
• normalisation of otherwise radical initiatives
• spread knowledge
What are the weaknesses of your project?• Builds on not open source platforms
• Google can use our data
What are the opportunities you can see for your project?• We think we can build the global format for digital mapping of the collaborative initiates.
• We hope we could be sponsored by our users.
What are the threats you can see for your project?• Still depending on gov funding
Tell us a success story/anecdote related to your projectThat it is growing organically. Users tells us how the use our service. And they ask how they can support, contribute make it grow. Then they start buidling with our help.

Suggestion, recommendation, feedback?

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