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Mapped launch

Hosted by Common Knowledge
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About Event

Join us for the launch of Mapped, a tool that integrates with common membership systems to enable more strategic organising. Built by Common Knowledge, designed for and with organisers.

It is likely a General Election year in the UK, so we’ve been exploring how we can use digital technology to empower grassroots civil society organisers, focusing on where membership systems meet campaign strategy. We’re interested in using this election moment to enable the widest possible number of people to be involved in the transformative work of organising.

Mapped integrates with common organising platforms like Airtable, Mailchimp and Action Network to augment membership lists with other useful data sources. The goal is to enable more strategic organising beyond data collection and broadcast communications.

Using Mapped, organisers can easily visualise their membership lists on a map overlaid with contextual geographic, demographic and political data. Mapped empowers organisers to look for insights and patterns that aren’t available when membership lists are locked into static databases.

In this event, we'll present:

  • the wider research and prototyping work that has culminated in the creation of Mapped

  • the collaborative design and development process we’ve conducted with a cohort of grassroots organisers, including POMOC, Green New Deal Rising and MedAct, alongside a wider ecosystem of organisations like Centre for Progressive Change, Just Treatment, mySociety, NEON, Movement Research Unit and more

  • a walk-through of the current version of the tool

  • the ideas and features we’re planning to develop next

Afterwards we’ll have some time for a discussion and drinks. We look forward to seeing you there and hearing your thoughts!

Common Knowledge is a not-for-profit worker cooperative of technologists, designers, researchers and facilitators. We use our digital expertise to help social movements build power.

This project has been generously supported by the Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust.

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