How to find out
when and where
to engage with
what and who?
by the Post Carbon
their four crises
perhaps we all have our own favourite ways of
describing global issues (I do)
their “Six Foundations for Building
2. Systems thinking.
● we could come up with some good list, too
● (they do explain them of course, nicely)
then what does postcarbon say?
● “If this community invited in a resilience
scientist, she might lead them through a
process that looks like this:”
– “ … describing … socio-ecological system …
– attributes … capacity to cope with change …
– develop plans to ... cultivate overall resilience”
● how does a community “actively participate”?
● (where is there a tame “resilience scientist”?)
and, how could I know, by myself…
● which venture to engage with?
● who to collaborate with?
● when to offer time, experience, expertise?
● which parts of my knowledge are useful?
● what useful abilities I have?
● how to train or prepare myself better?
● how to collaborate effectively?
the big issue, to me, is …
how do we find people
who will help us, and
who we can help, and
then work with them?
would be hugely significant
● because it's not just identifying one issue
● but scaling down to the local level
● enabling people's collaboration on many issues
● building vision along with relevant abilities
● bringing together people for ventures
● forming values-based communities
some components I can see
● finding people
● developing ideas and ventures
● developing abilities
– share values
– share interests
– may have complementary abilities
● so that they can collaborate effectively
– when and where must also coincide – locality
– (they could perhaps even be refugees)
● my concept: “CHOICE System”
developing ideas for ventures
● many people have good ideas
● but they lack fertile ground
● bring people together in a open-minded context
● tested – interesting things happened
● (Mandy was involved in this)
● my concept: “re-co-venturing”
● straightforward learning from “following”
● can learn from followers as well
● benefits of old fashioned apprenticeship
– but peer-to-peer, no hierarchy
– much more flexible
● my concept: “follower guidance”
● beyond my estimation (that's what I like)
● why? just because
– they serve rather than pushing
– once set up, they take little human time
– they avoid the bottlenecks of hierarchy
– they are truly peer-to-peer
– part of a newly emerging society?
● search for asimong