Here is a first review of the contributions we received. The results are still too low to draw factual conclusions, the comments are only indicative. Individual stories coming soon!
Up to February 12th, we had 69 contributions of which 48 accepted to share publicly the content and the name/contact information of the author. Most contributions are ideas, projects and dreams or visions. Memories and emotions are the categories with less contributions.
The word-cloud on the left is extracted from the description of the ideas. We see that the words that appear most are people (76 times), system (39 times) and buildings (33 times). Sustainability, people, regeneration, efficiency and unity are among the values and principles that inspire the ideas. Climate change, community, people and peace, with waste and food describe the changes proposed by the ideas.
The European countries that are contributing more examples are Germany, Italy and France. Most ideas have a global scale ad could benefit from a mix of institutional support.
The ideas improve environment, lifestyles, relationships and physical spaces. They are mostly ideas that would last for a long-term and public authorities, civil society and businesses could make the ideas become reality.
Almost all ideas would benefit millions of people, could become mainstream in a relatively short period, and are the result of mostly an individual effort. In the triads, we see that almost no idea is about aesthetics alone. They offer a mix of new ways to interact with the environment and alternative ways to relate to each other. They benefit mostly society at large, but many would benefit society at several levels. There is no clear pattern emerging from the triad of needs.
The diagrams show how most respondents are citizens, architects, engineers and designers, followed by artists and entrepreneurs. The overwhelming majority is part of a micro enterprise or of a small and medium enterprise.