Gigamap Exhibition

The exhibition was held onsite at the National Institute for Design.

Co-designing a Pathway through Food Revolution for Social Change

GIGAMAP: Process of ‘individual capacity building’ leading to ‘collective capacities’ in order to contribute to positive social change.

Car-Free City Life

Gigamap: Autonomous public transport systems the then ongoing implementation of a car-free city center policy in Oslo.

Circulating Health Information toward Health Action

Gigamap: How might we help people to learn to manage their cardiovascular risk?

COLreg: The Regenerative Community

Gigamap: Proposes circular economy for a gardening colony including upcycling and the use of tokens.

Design in Indian Army

Gigamap: Design thinking and human-centric approach to broaden the spectrum of design in the Indian Army.

Equation of Craft in India

Gigamap: The craft sector in India through mapping interconnections and multidirectional influences.

Making Waves: Organizational gigamap

Gigamap: The complex web of structures that form part of organizations, and some of the components they may need to operate.

Norwegian Labour & Welfare and Oslo Adult Education

Gigamap: Bridging the gap between people and public services by offering an overview of the whole system.

Obesity Epidemic

Gigamap: Interdependencies, harmful feedback loops, and interventions to break the cycle of obesity.

Obesity in Western Pennsylvania

Gigamap: A visual guide to obesity and design interventions through Meadows’ leverage points.

Sessional Design-Action Research Curriculum Framework

Centre for Changemaking and Social Innovation, Georgian College, Barrie, and Canadian Freshwater Alliance

Canada, 2018


Nicole Norris​​ and Lindsay Telfer​

A gigamap to inform a rural flourishing social enterprise ecosystem

Georgian College’s Centre for Changemaking and Social Innovation (CCSI) identified Social Entrepreneurship as one of the systemic areas where change-making knowledge and resources could support social impact in a uniquely Canadian rural context. Through its initiative SENCO (the Social Enterprise Network of Central Ontario), CCSI became accountable, by 2022, for the establishment of 35 provincial partnerships, 7000 individuals engaged and 70 accelerated Strongly Sustainable social enterprises within the rural regions surrounding our seven campuses.

As part of SENCO’s deliverables aligning to 70 accelerated Strongly Sustainable regional social enterprises, a curriculum framework was researched and designed to support individual community participants in developing a social enterprise idea using the Flourishing Business Canvas 2.0.

The Gigamap (Norris and Telfer, 2018) outlines the systemic context as to how this curriculum might shift a uniquely Canadian rural region towards a Flourishing Social Enterprise landscape. Its goal was to explore the possibilities of using the Flourishing Business Canvas 2.0 beyond bounded firms (and their actor ecologies), contributing to the socio-ecological research in systemic design offering potential to what might be the Canadian corollary of Politecnico di Torino program’s Systemic Design Field research in renewal and sustainability of rural communities. (Jones, citing Barbero, 2018)