CivicWise is an international distributed and open network that promotes citizen engagement, developing concrete actions and projects based on collective intelligence, civic innovation and open design.
Mobilizing or activating communities and catalyzing efforts to promote participation and collaborative synergies.
Promoting real citizen engagement by co-learning in which everyone becomes part of the decision making process.
Producing commons knowledge that empowers communities and societies to improve their territories.
Civicwise is a dynamic network which develops out-of-the-box collaborative structures and new means to emerge as a real alternative to the existing system.
Regarding its expertise, CivicWise develops its work within the fields of territory making, collaborative urbanism and commons architecture.
Understanding that the context where we build our society is more complex than and goes beyond the urban context, we work for territory making processes that empowers communities.
We foster community building for and creating a new conception of public space through tactical urbanism methods, placemaking actions, participation and collaborative skills.
We bring together participation and collaborative methodologies to architecture development within the fields of housing, co-housing or digital fabrication.
Founded in 2015, CivicWise is now an organization which has rapidly evolved from a handful of enthusiasts to a global network.
OUR CORE IS OUR NETWORK
As of 2017, our global network has about 40 full active members and more than 400 people networked in dozens of cities all around the world. We are architects, designers, urban planners, economists, graphic designers with a specific concern on innovating our territories with citizen engagement.
OUR AIM IS TO BUILD COLLABORATION
Connected through the global network, CivicWise develops innovative skills and tools to build better collaboration between citizens, academia, public and private decision makers within the building process of territories.
OUR POWER IS OUR GOVERNANCE
Built on trust, our governance system relies on collaborative work where everyone feels free to participate. While values, knowledge and reputation of CivicWise is developed by and shared with its members globally, local circles provide the peer to peer consulting.
CivicWise has developed a great number of collective intelligence and civic innovation processes all around the globe.
First CivicWise book that brings together 90 contributions from 16 countries and 40 cities
Workshop by Civic Innovation School for the chamber of commerce of Barranquilla.