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The Tapestry Project

Weaving People, Ideas, Projects, Resources, Organizations and Funding
so Communities Can Thrive

I’ve been hearing an increased urgency lately, from all communities, to see their projects, initiatives, expertise, funding, etc. mapped in one place.  In essence, for people to be seen by their communities and for communities to see the whole of what their members need and want.  To this end, I’ve finally come up with a solution that I’m hoping will help.  I’ve called it The Tapestry Project.

The Struggle

We are all working to create something completely new and that requires a shift in every system.  It’s like working together on a 1000-piece puzzle with no picture as a reference and with no obvious edges or corners.  We know we have pieces, but not only do we have to find them, once we do, we have no idea where they go!  Occasionally we run into others, and if we're lucky, the pieces might have similar colors.  If the fates are with us, two pieces might actually fit together.  Then again, maybe not.  We can't be sure.

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The Solution

If we provide a grid, a framework, to help guide pieces of the puzzle into the right general area, then that greatly increases the chances that we start finding connections.  The faster the connections get made, the sooner new synergies are found.  Now they're not pieces of a puzzle, they're threads in a tapestry.  The act of weaving begins and images start to emerge more clearly.  A flower here, a fence there, a tree and a strawberry.  Transformation comes with the motion, the collaboration, the excitement over what might come next.

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Starting with a Questionnaire

Through a dynamic questionnaire, people identify their threads, and then they get to see how they’re woven into the fabric of their community. The path to wisdom is so complex to represent, yet, science and mysticism tells us it requires a holistic view, being able to be seen by others and to also see other perspectives. Technology can help people share their story with this unique questionnaire.  Designed in bubble.io, this may become an app of its own, or may be incorporated into the Trove platform.  And, answers will be accessed and edited within a persons profile at any time.

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Allowing a Community to See Itself

So far, the results are shown in a spreadsheet.  But in the near future, we’ll be able to show it in a dynamic grid, kumu-type map, or searchable list views.  Weaving individual threads onto a holistic framework finally allows us to break down the silos and find more holistic solutions that combine academic disciplines and resonate across cultures and communities.  Curating the knowledge inherent in the community provides new perspectives for each member. Combined with the questionnaire, the results become dynamic and ever changing, allowing each person to change their info at any time.  Then together, we can explore the new questions and insights that emerge.  Have something to add to this discussion?  Contact me!

The Tapestry Project

The Tapestry Project

The Tapestry Project
2022-02-08 PJB Call with Wendy McLean

2022-02-08 PJB Call with Wendy McLean

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2022-02-08 PJB w Wendy Afterthoughts

2022-02-08 PJB w Wendy Afterthoughts

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2022-01-26 OGM Pop Up Call on Sensemaking

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2022-01-27 OGM Call   SenseDoing!

2022-01-27 OGM Call SenseDoing!

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Benefits Abound

Weaving individual threads onto a holistic framework finally allows us to break down the silos and find more holistic solutions that combine academic disciplines and resonate across cultures and communities.  Curating the knowledge inherent in the community provides new perspectives for each member. Combined with the questionnaire, the results become dynamic and ever changing, allowing each person to change their info at any time.  Then together, we can explore the new questions and insights that emerge.  Have something to add to this effort?  Contact Wendy!

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