No doubt I'm skeptical about how phones and technology are changing our lives both indoors and on the trails. But once in a while I see it can also do good
The expert were explaining how the important work of ringing birds and collecting data about bird migration and behavior was coordinated all over the world and my thoughts went back to Ertholmene... where I used to stay together with the bird-people
Watching kids walk everywhere and point their phones around caching Pokemon Go virtual creatures I was just one of many wondering... couldn't this be used in ways to document biodiversity and wildlife... I sketched up my idea and explained it on a Citizen Science conference and a guy said: "it exist... several ones I think" The most well-known one is called "Seek"
Co creation is also about place-making and architecture, about creating places where people can walk, meet, discuss and innovate together
Challenges from pollution, to habitat loss, to hunger, to climate change might have at least one thing in common - Those closest to them can play essential roles in solving them
Innovating is often better with an element of chaos, chance and music mindsets thrown into the session
Some leaders consider themselves music conductors, helping all the participants and experts to work together
Drawing of a group of people holding hands making a search chain, and the same people making a line, walking after each other. Community illustration by Frits Ahlefeldt