From the 4th to the 17 of April 2016, RIPESS is joining with the Sharing Cities Network and other partners to invite you to the Third Annual Global #MapJam to bring activists together in cities around the world to map grassroots sharing projects, cooperatives, community resources, solidarity economy initiatives and the commons. Mapping all of the shared resources in your city not only shows that another world is possible–it shows it’s already here! Last year, communities collectively mapped 90 cities in just two weeks. Help us raise this number this year!

Asset maps are powerful tools for organizing and communications. They  make community assets more visible–creating a base for further community development, leading to new collaborations and illuminating openings for new project ideas to fill in the gaps. They also get great visibility!

Sign up your city to join with RIPESS and Sharing Cities Network to put Social Solidarity Economy on the map !

The Map Jam has received a broad base of support led by the Sharing Cities Network and partners including: New Economy Coalition, US Solidarity Economy Network, Transition US, Center for a New American Dream, OuiShare, P2P Foundation, Post Carbon Institute, The People Who Share, Students Organizing for Democratic Alternatives, Solidarity NYC, Data Commons, RIPESS (International Network for the Promotion of Social Solidarity Economy) and many other community and Sharing Cities groups.

Interested in organizing a Map Jam in your community? Or attending one? Please sign up here to get involved.

Map Jams are easy to organize and a small, dedicated group of people can get together for a few hours to map as many shared resources, cooperatives and sharing services in their city or town as possible. Like a musical jam, it should be fun, social, and jammers should find a groove as they work. Join the Sharing Cities Network facebook group to get the latest updates and meet other ‘map jammers’.

Find the new “how to map” guide with contributions from the Transformap project and more info on the site: