- Oct 2018
Local- using social media, technology, keeping it horizontal, keeping it simple and humble, celebration is important.
We will have local, regional, national and then we see what happens. -Get infiramtion, weekly newsletters etc. Getting the stories together.
a fantastic website- Vikalpsangam- in terms of what stories to share. In practical terms, just creating visibility for all these experiences and then linking themup. Website should be a useful start.
There are all these different structures. Thirdly, we need to inter-pollinate, and share these experiences. We need the culture of dialogue. We need to learn how to communicate in different ways- to share patterns, dance, paint etc. Finally, I would like to call it a carnival, and not a confluence- including different worlds,
One of the proposals would be togenerate more spaces for sharing knowledges. Eg providing virtual spaces, eg I have done this, what has and hasn ́t worked. I admire what you do in Unitierra, and the Zapatista, and my context is very different, so we need to change the way of looking atthings.
There is a thing which we call Federated Wiki, that challenges how we produce knowledge : http://federated.wiki/federated-wiki-introduction.html
If we are so sick of war, we have to stop thinking of fighting against something. We cant fight the big system, but rather making visible all the small beautiful stuff, so that all the bad things would lose power. So observing our own pattern of seeing. The need for celebrating and sharing is so important. We can pass years without even knowing each other. So learning how to embrace diversities, and other ways of communicating
the social technologies- knowing how to organize and have effective meeting- from sociocracy and dragon dreaming, agile tools.
There is a lot to learn from, about Teixidora's meeting notes methodology, for example. http://peerproduction.net/editsuite/issues/issue-11-city/peer-reviewed-papers/the-case-of-teixidora-net-in-barcelona/
so lets take advantages of the technology. And would gladly volunteer for something.
Feel invited to join https://degrowth.net
How is technology socially constructed, this is something I am interested about. What I would propose is that there are many experiences of people using things that aren~t meant to be used that way.
And what about using things that are built to be used in a certain way? Can we also learn from that?
Fractal structure. Global eco-village network.
To document this confluence, and in which way we are building this knowledge—not only logical, but emotional and relational. Putting much more the tools of knowledge building.
Building a knowledge commons, alike http://wiki.ecolise.eu/index.php/A_knowledge_commons_for_community-led_action_on_sustainability_and_climate_change
The power we have is in the networks. We try to have influence in the policies.
Horizons of people, beyond national boundaries. No more flags and national antempt. We can learn from these experiences?
How do we connect grassroots organizations? How do we create connections, beyond the conferences. E.g. encounters
We need to foster the sharing of imagination. Cross-pollination.
Concern with urgency of the ecological crisis. How to get enough power to change the world?
What kind of confluence?-Already existing alternatives, not theories
- global ecovillage network
- global alternatives confluence
- dragon dreaming
- social media
9.The idea to also focus on social media platforms and innovative use of various open source means of communication in determining the shape of the social movements was also raised.
We at ecobytes.net would suggest to participants of the GAC to reach out to their local librehoster and build up communication infrastructure together with their communities.
Also see https://framagit.org/librehosters/awesome-librehosters for an inspiration of hosters.
8.The process at the early stage could focus on facilitating the documentation and sharing of these initiatives across the world. This could mean formulating the narratives around the alternatives through stories. It could be an online platform at thestart.
This resembles very much to what we do over at transformaps / Intermapping. Also see