WITH THE RESOURCES AROUND US
ABOUT CENTRINNO CARTOGRAPHY
CENTRINNO Cartography is a toolkit to support communities in embarking on a journey to map their local ecosystems. The destination: Resilient, locally productive and circular communities.
In a few steps, our Cartography toolkit guides cities and grassroots organizations to discover and map the skills, materials and resources local to the unique surroundings. These resources form the basis for circular communities - a network of individuals, makerspaces, small producers and large manufacturers that share know-how on circular making, exchange resources and wastes, and come up with innovative solutions for real local challenges beyond circularity.
WEAVING CIRCULAR LOOPS INTO THE LOCAL CONTEXT
For over three years, nine pilot cities have mapped local resources and explored circular opportunities in communities around former industrial neighbourhoods. Check out the map below to find out what we discovered.
How did we find these opportunities for local circularity? Our nine pilots used the CENTRINNO Cartography toolkit to get to know their area from two angles: First by mapping their local context from a bird's-eye view and secondly, by diving deep into the network of local stakeholders and their resources.
"We were able to validate and expand upon the data provided by KUMU, gaining a deeper understanding of potential materials in our city. This powerful tool allowed us to visualize, customize, and present the flow of materials and knowledge exchanges among stakeholders. KUMU's interactive maps became a valuable resource, not just for our team but also for the stakeholders we were working with. It offered a unique way to explain our findings and opportunities for collaboration, making our efforts to promote circularity in Barcelona much more effective."
Milena Calvo Juarez - FabLab Barcelona
"The Cartography toolkit is a welcome departure from traditional stakeholder lists. It streamlines the information-gathering process and is an essential tool for spatial projects."
Roberto Vdović- University of Zagreb
"The creative freedom I had while working on this project was invaluable. I was able to experiment with mapping tools and gather feedback from makers to ensure the map was accessible and easy to understand."
Martijn Lammerts - WAAG
Circular, inclusive, and sensitive to the past - this is the ethos that defines CENTRINNO
CENTRINNO is a research project in which nine pilot cities from all across Europe came together to experiment with new urban regeneration approaches in former industrial neighbourhoods. Supported by circular economy experts, heritage specialists and co-creation know-how, pilots worked on setting up Fab City Hubs - centers for local production and making, networking and education with the goal to empower local makers in rapidly transforming cities. Even though CENTRINNO is coming to an end in early 2024, the Cartography toolkit lives on, as a resource for current and aspiring Fab Cities to replicate the CENTRINNO approach.