Laura Sorvala is a visual communicator with a wide range of experience and skills from design and illustration to graphic recording and visual facilitation. With over a decade of experience in using design to support startups, community organisations and businesses, she specialises in observing and visualising ‘the big picture’.
Laura is co-founder of Come to your senses community mapping project in collaboration with Emily Wilkinson of Mindful Maps, and she is an active member of the local social design collective thinkARK.
hello and welcome to the co-production practitioners network Laura, thanks for joining us!
The practitioners network is supported bynefbut all content is developed by members, for members. Do have a good look around and get involved.
Some of the following areas are good starting points;
Network groups– based loosely around geographical regions or interest themes, they also host face to face meetings. I see you've found the wales network and hope its useful for you.
Resources and Videos will give you access to the latest documents supporting co-production and bring you face to face with those putting it into practice. Please add your own materials to increase the knowledge base - I'd be really interested to learn more abnout the community mappign approach and am sure other practitioners would be too.
The Blog carries the latest news, debate and opportunities for co-production practitioners. See what’s going on, add in your own comments or start a new thread.
nef is currently working on topics raised by network members: gathering the evidence base for co-production; developing practical approaches to commission co-production; delivering presentations and workshops for people who are interested in co-production. Get in touch if you want to know more or contribute.
It would really help to know how you heard about the network and what motivated you to join. Please let me know firstname.lastname@example.org that way we can make sure we’re reaching as many co-production practitioners as possible. Also, please share the details of the network with colleagues or contacts you think would be interested.