Change is in the Air, a new culture is emerging. Individuals, communities and organisations are questioning the existing Economic Frameworks and social systems.
In this double bill, Open Design City is proud to present in association with Exbuero. Two provocative presentations telling stories from the other side.
The first - the Future of Money, a crowdsourced film by emergence collective (full disclosure, I am involved), addresses the changing face of value away from the usual critique of the existing system, instead focusing on new emerging economic formats.
Neal Gorenflo from www.shareable.net (all the way from San Francisco) will then elaborate on the new culture of sharing, exploring evidence of this emerging culture, what it means and it's origins.
Afterwards you can take the time to expand on the discussion yourselves.
If you're interested in Free Culture/Open Culture/Sustainability or alternatives to the existing economy, then this event is a must attend.
Event is Free. See below for further details of Neal's presentation.
The first wave of Internet innovation helped people connect to information. The second
connected people to each other. The next is about connecting people to stuff. This could
be the biggest shift yet. The organizing principles of the Internet are now restructuring
our material world moving us rapidly from an ownership to an access economy.
Now along with our information services on demand from the cloud, we can get use
of cars (ZipCar), bikes (Capital Bikeshare), accommodations (Couchsurfing), parking
spaces (ParkatmyHouse), boats (ShareZen), planes, kids clothes, workspace (coworking),
luxury handbags (Avelle), and much more.
The confluence of the web, real-time location aware mobile technologies, economic and
environmental crisis, and the first web-native generation coming of age has created a
perfect storm for sharing in the real world.
This is the change we need. With a peer-based, sharing economy comes cost savings,
stronger communities, environmental conservation, broader access to resources, and
higher quality products made for sharing. Sharing addresses many problems at once - an
appropriate solution for an era of interconnected crises.
In this month’ s salon, we’ re featuring Neal Gorenflo, publisher of Shareable Magazine
and co-producer with Latitude Research of a new report on the sector, The New Sharing
Economy, who will talk about this transformation, why it’ s happening, the role of design
and technology, and the opportunities in the space. I hope you will join us.
Event will begin at 19.00 on 4th November in Betahaus (as we have a sewing workshop in parallel at ODC). This event is kindly supported by Exbuero.