LESS WORDS, MORE INSIGHT

SYSTEMS MAPPING FOR SOCIAL CHANGE 

Sometimes there is no short cut to clarity. The big questions of our times call for a balance between 'zooming out' to the big picture and 'zooming in' on the details.


Connection happens by looking attentively, while creatively stretching the field for other ideas, strategies and possibilities.  This is the open space where patterns can be recognized and emerging scenarios can be examined, developed and polished.


Complex systemic issues require engagement of the entire system. People need to participate in developing their own analysis. The challenge is to find the balance between Complexity and Simplicity.


Facilitators choose visual tools for collaborative processes to:

• engage stakeholder communities,

• see the big picture more clearly

• distill meaningful insights into visual system maps.

• create transparent follow-up materials.


Susanne has a broad experience with real time graphic capture of large group conversations on global peacebuilding, migration,  the legal system, environmental action, food systems, urban communities, conflict resolution and education.