Knowledge Atlases

Knowledge Atlases present complex topics in a clear and interactive way. Using an online tool specifically developed for this purpose by us, the different fields of knowledge are displayed similarly to a mind map. Knowledge Atlases function as a flexible alternative or supplement to conventional reporting or documentation and can be used e.g. for discussion events, research fields, or research projects. 

Knowledge Atlases enable flexible documentation

The mind map format provides readers with a quick overview of the documented topic. In contrast to conventional reporting formats, they can interact with the atlas independently. In addition, knowledge atlases are expandable through their web integration. An atlas can thus also be used as a "living document". Integration of video material is also possible. 

All knowledge atlases of the Berlin Governance Platform.

What makes Knowledge Atlases work

Clarity: Knowledge Atlases present complex topics in a clear and descriptive way. Within a short time, readers get an overview even of difficult topics.

Interactivity: Topics can be clicked on and expanded. This allows readers to interact independently with a knowledge atlas. 

All-round application: Knowledge atlases are suited to many projects, such as the results of a discussion, a research field, or a completed research project.

Flexible extenesion as a "living document": Documentation on the Web allows knowledge atlases to be flexibly extended and updated. A knowledge atlas can thus function as a "living document" (such as the research atlas "Social Cohesion", which was created in cooperation with the Berlin University Alliance). 

Projects with this format

  • Trialogue Series Social Cohesion

    As part of BUA's "Grand Challenge Social Cohesion" initiative, the three-part trialogue series "Social Cohesion" was held in late summer and fall 2022. The focus was on the transdisciplinary exchange of 6 Exploration Projects [...]
  • Research Atlas "Social Cohesion

    The interactive research atlas "Social Cohesion" visualizes the current research activities on the topic of social cohesion in the Berlin research area.  
  • Additional benefits as a driver of energy-efficient building refurbishment

    The project "Additional benefits as drivers of energy-efficient building refurbishment" aimed to clarify the societal debate on the multiple benefits of energy-efficient refurbishment.
  • Participatory development in Lusatia

    The coal phase-out is linked to the need to make our society and our economy more climate- and resource-friendly. Surveys show that a large part of the population supports these climate policy goals. But if [...]