Throughout time we’ve created maps to help us understand what’s around us and to help us navigate complexity. This session will explore how thinking about cartography and mapping can help us think about systems.
Like systems, maps always have an intent behind them. For instance, a map might show hills and mountains, it might help people find a quick way to get from A-B or it might represent power. To be able to make best use of a map or to improve it we need to understand its purpose. The same is true of systems: to make system change, we first need to understand the intent behind that system.