Ideas for Mapping the issues, mapping the meetings

This idea came from Perry Walker and Bob Bollen’s workshop at Notwestminster 2016

What we’re doing
Mapping the issues, mapping the meetings - idea


Perry and Bob's workshop at Notwestminster 2016
Notwestminster16 (45 of 193) by Anthony Mckeown

Who we are

PerryPerry Walker
Talk Shop & Open Up

Perry Walker is a Fellow of the New Economics Foundation (NEF), a London-based think tank, and an associate of Rhizome, a cooperative providing facilitation services. From 2006 to 2012 he was a trustee of Involve, where he is now also a Fellow.

Perry is one of the founders of Talk Shop. He has developed several participatory methods. One of them, called Crowd Wise, has been used in all of Talk Shop’s initial events. Another, which Talk Shop is starting to use, is the Democs conversation kit. Such kits have been used by tens of thousands of people across Europe. See Play Decide for kits on twenty different topics in twenty different languages.

He also runs the Open Up politics website. This uses ‘argument maps’ to help people engage quickly with complex ethical and policy issues.

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Design Challenges for Local DemocracyLocal Democracy Design Challenges

This idea came from Perry and Bob’s workshop at Notwestminster 2016, in response to one of our Design Challenges for Local Democracy, which were crowdsourced from our Notwestminster network. The challenge is:

Digestible Democracy:  Local democracy needs to involve the widest range of people and yet the format of reports and the use of jargon puts off all but the most dedicated.  How can we present local decision making so it’s less obscure like modern jazz, and more popular, like rock and roll?

Notwestminster Ideas Bazaar 2016

Notwestminster 2016 workshops list

Notwestminster 2016

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