HUDSON VALLEY | THREADSPAN (BETA)
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“I will say, from my own belief and experience, that imagination thrives on contact, on tangible connection. For humans to have a responsible relationship to the world, they must imagine their places in it. To have a place, to live and belong in a place, to live from a place without destroying it, we must imagine it. By imagination we see it illuminated by its own unique character and by our love for it. By imagination we recognize with sympathy the fellow members, human and nonhuman, with whom we share our place. By that local experience we see the need to grant a sort of preemptive sympathy to all the fellow members, the neighbors, with whom we share the world. As imagination enables sympathy, sympathy enables affection. And it is in affection that we find the possibility of a neighborly, kind, and conserving economy."

- Wendell Berry, It all Turns on Affection

Seeing Ourselves

Threadspan is an interactive, collaborative, submission-based platform that exists in service of supporting the emergence of a regenerative, place-based society. Threadspan stems from a call from the collective to imagine, understand, connect, and weave the evolving landscape of regenerative place-based work. The highest goals of the platform are to:

  1. Facilitate the conditions for emergence by providing tools for communities of practice to visualize and explore themselves;
  2. Support connectivity, understanding, action, and the sharing of learnings within the vibrant landscape of place-based work; 
  3. And evolve and adapt in service of the collective.

Currently, the project is an ongoing mapping of organizations and initiatives working towards ecological and social regeneration in the Hudson Valley, NY. The below visualizations are visualized from a single database here, which is populated by submissions.

 

By the Numbers

 

 

Network - overview

Kumu is a data visualization platform that helps organize complex information into interactive relationship maps. The below are visualizations of the current network as submitted by the community. 

For help using Kumu, click here for an overview video. For an in-depth tutorial of Kumu, click here

 

Network - By # Employees

 

Network - By Type

 

NETWORK - By County

GeograpHIC - By Location

 

Geographic - Density by County

 

Timeline - Year Founded

 

 

THE DATA

Transparent, submission-based, downloadable data is the foundation of this platform. Through submissions, the database captures organizational, geographic, and network data. Use the interactive Airtable below to filter, group, and sort the raw data that flows into the above visualizations.

To download the raw data, click the "Download CSV" option in the bottom right corner. Or, for the Google Sheets version, click here.

 

How can we help?

Have an introduction you'd like, a visualization that you'd like to request or explore, an idea for an initiative between groups, or something else? We'd love to talk and see how we can be of service. Feel free to contact us here

 

Or, if you'd like to submit an organization or connection, please click here