We’re thrilled to announce that we’re partnering with The People Who Share to organize Global Sharing Week. The celebration, which runs from June 5-11, will connect communities across the globe to share resources, create collaborative projects, and bolster commons-based initiatives. That includes hosting food swaps, civic hackathons, and discussions on the intersection of technology and the cooperative movement.
So how can you participate? Explore the Global Sharing Week calendar to find an event near you or register an upcoming sharing event in your city. We’ve curated a list of events below — if you need more inspiration, check out our 14 guides on throwing awesome community sharing events. And if you missed our MapJam in April, you can host one in your city during Global Sharing Week.
Follow and take part in conversations on Twitter about various sharing and collaborative events using the hashtags #GlobalSharingWeek and #MapJam.
#GlobalSharingWeek Tweets Even the smallest project has the potential to transform into a large and powerful initiative. City Repair started as a plan to repair Portland’s intersections and has now grown into a thriving, internationally-renowned, city-sanctioned placemaking organization — so dream big and have fun!
The Great Street Share Brighton
June 5, 2016 from 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Brighton, East Sussex BN1 3PS
An annual street party to celebrate the start of Global Sharing Week featuring a community table to share yummy, homemade food. A great opportunity to connect with your neighbors.
Open Source Circular Economy Days
June 9, 2016 to June 13, 2016
An open, distributed, and globally connected event to advance OSCE thinking and designing, and expand the global network of creators and collaborators. Workshops, teardowns, co-design, and prototyping take place simultaneously in various cities all over the world.
Homestead Atlanta Food Swap
June 05, 2016 from 3 p.m. – 10 p.m.
Ponce City Market
641 Ponce De Leon Ave NE
Atlanta, GEORGIA 30308
A free bi-monthly meet-up, where guests can trade homemade, homegrown, and foraged food. If you’re more the artistic type, nobody’s going to turn down handmade art in exchange for food.
June 11, 2016 from 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Asheville Tool Library
133 Church St
Asheville, NC 28801
An interactive event where you can get your broken items fixed and learn how to do it yourself — anything from lamps to clothes to small engines.
Portland Village Building Convergence
June 03, 2016 to June 12, 2016
All over Portland
840 SE Alder St
Portland, OR 97214
A city-wide event to create natural building, permaculture, and public art projects. These include benches, community kiosks, gardens, street paintings, tile mosaics, and more.
June 9, 2016 from 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Första Långgatan 17b
Gothenburg, Sweden 413 27
A MapJam to continue building the map of collaborative initiatives in Gothenburg hosted by Kollaborativ Ekonomi Göteborg and the City of Gothenburg. Bring a computer if you have one. All are welcome.
OuiShare London MapJam
June 02, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
@Work Hubs – Coworking Space
105a Euston St
London NW1 2EW
A MapJam that will put collaborative organizations and community spaces in the central and east London areas on the map. Sign up early to receive updates about how to get the most out of the event.
Social Street DC
June 11, 2016 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
23rd St NW
Washington, DC 20008
An event where you can swap food, drinks, skills, and stories with your local community, and learn about the collaborative economy by participating in the first-ever MapJam in Washington, DC.
June 25, 2016 from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m.
325 N Main St
Pocahontas, IA 50574
A MapJam to put all the community sharing resources and organizations that foster sharing in Pocahontas, Iowa, on the map.
Map Tampa Bay
June 4, 2016 from 8 a.m. – 11 a.m.
The Iron Yard – St. Petersburg & Tampa
260 1st Ave S
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
A project of the first-ever St. Pete National Day of Civic Hacking — gather lists of community projects and resources, and work collaboratively to add them to the map.
Pic-Nik da partilha
June 5, 2016 from 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Jardim Constantino Palha
Vila Franca de Xira, Lisbon 2600-236
An event to foster sharing and benefit a charitable cause. Bring food and other items to share during this lively afternoon.
Feira De Trocas de Paredes de Coura
June 10, 2016 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Largo Visconde Moselos
Paredes de Coura, Viana do Castelo 4941-909
A community swap meet, where you can bring what you don't need and exchange it for whatever you see that fits your needs. From clothes, books, kitchenware, and even food items like lemons, cabbage, potatoes, you're welcome to exchange anything.
Sharing Value & Ownership for the Common Good: Building the Commons Economy
June 10, 2016 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Church of All Nations
180 Palmerston St
Carlton, Victoria VIC 3053
A presentation and workshop with Nathan Schneider, co-convenor of the first Platform Cooperativism Conference, and a panel of local innovators to discover how the commons economy is taking shape.
Cooperativisme de plataforma: Desmantelando la economia colaborativa corporativa
June 09, 2016 at 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Carrer de Montalegre 5
Barcelona, Spain 08001
A presentation about platform cooperativism by Trebor Scholz. Using various examples, Scholz will introduce what he calls platform cooperativism, an internet based on ownership and democratic governance.
OuiShare Community Gathering
June 10, 2016 – June 12, 2016
Le Salon 1861
Montreal, QC H3J 1V3
A discussion about the hottest topics in North America regarding collaboration, horizontalisation, and openness, with the goal of identifying subjects for a fest in Montreal next year.