01/05/2015

Sharing Sum Up — Week 18

Hello there! This week we spoke to Michel Bauwens on the ‘sharing economy’ and the common good, a research found out that students perform better if they share an iPad with another student as opposed to having one all to themselves, and in collaboration with Strøm we have a sharing event for musicians coming up. Plus much more, enjoy!

The sharing economy, like the broader market, is ultimately amoral.

A new project in Copenhagen, bringing neighbours together (in Danish).

Du kan blive en vigtig del af dit og dine naboers unikke og lukkede nabovenskab til at styrke det sociale liv og fællesskab. Sign op her.

Students perform better if they share an iPad with another student as opposed to having one all to themselves, according to a new study.

We teamed up with Strøm on the first ever Strøm Share in Copenhagen. It’s a monthly sharing event for musicians. Join and choose between a variety of music instruments to borrow for free, for a month!

The Somerville Tool Library is where the real sharing economy is happening.

We encourage you to do something good for your neighbourhood. Here’s inspiration for how to organise a community clean-up.

Join “Dela är det nya äga” – a film and workshop on collaborative consumption in “Framtidsveckan Malmö” on the 5th May. It’s hosted by researcher Karin Bradley and documentary filmmaker Lotta Ekelund.

We spoke to Michel Bauwens — the founder of P2P Foundation, on his thoughts on the ‘sharing economy’.

There’s nothing innovative or new about Ubers business model. It’s just capitalism, in its most naked form.

But let’s end with a poem about Uber.


That’s all from us at Sharing.Lab this week, have a great weekend. And remember to disconnect from technology once in a while.