Noemi: So the analysis written by our ethnographers Rebecca and Valentina illus…
So the analysis written by our ethnographers Rebecca and Valentina illustrates Edgeryders' ability to be creative, dynamic and innovative in the context of sporadic external support.
One of the sections in the paper describes the locus of our projects as being very local:
"One of the most striking facets of the project as a whole has been the ways in which Edgeryders’ actions have mediated between local and global concerns. As such, the scale(s) at which they act constitute an important analytical focus. Edgeryders are demonstrably keen to act at a variety of scales – local, regional, national and international – and in both physical and virtual spaces. A key question that emerged in the early analysis of this project surrounded how these multi-scalar interactions knitted together. Viewing the project in its later stages, one clear pattern dominated.
The focus in participants’ mission reports is often on geographically local action or local challenges.[..]it is important to consider how Edgeryders connect their local actions with the global issues that inspire them. In one sense this is about making use of the networks of resources and collaborators that allow their projects to happen – discussed in detail above. The internet and other digital technologies are, undoubtedly, the key connectors here."
What do you think, is it you in this picture? Do we need to ammend it in any way? @Involuteconduit has opened up the discussion here: