The Case for “Disruptive Normality”
How can we prevent the social potential of sharing practices from becoming neutralized by the power of the neoliberal economy? Ezio Manzini, professor and leading thinker in sustainable design, introduces three concepts to help answer this question.
Twitter is up for sale—and there is a real risk that its new owner may ruin the platform with a single-minded pursuit towards profit. That's why there’s a growing movement (#WeAreTwitter) to urge Twitter Inc. to work with its users to find a way to buy it and to turn it into a cooperatively owned platform.
The founder of Couchsurfing just launched Mastly, a service that allows organizations to track and share in real-time the amount of effort people have put into a project. Its creators hope to bring entrepreneurs out of the old, antiquated system of stock options into a new and updated system of transparency so contributors can see how much ownership they have in real-time.
For the past four years, OuiShare has hosted OuiShare Fest, an international conference to “explore the edges of collaborative economies and digital transformations.” The organization has released the OuiShare Fest Toolkit to help others organize participatory events, including tips about budgeting, programming, event production, communications, and team organizing.
A new database by ShareCity maps more than 4000 food sharing projects from around the world. The database is open-access and searchable, meaning people can choose to search by city, by what is shared, by how it is shared, or by all three criteria combined.
If you don't already listen to podcasts, join the growing legion of listeners who enjoy taking it all in while commuting, doing errands, or giving their eyes a rest from screens. These podcasts feature interviews with inspiring community leaders who are putting their people-powered economic ideas into action.
Platform Cooperative: Building the Cooperative Internet
— Building the basis for a popular movement in support of a fairer cooperative digital economy requires countless people, projects, inventive organizations, publications, and events around the world. “Platform Cooperativism: Building The Cooperative Internet” will be part of this effort. Join us online and in person Nov. 11-13.
A Moment for Movements
— The movements transforming our world touch and intersect in important and fascinating ways. Through provocative talks, generative conversations, artist performances, and embodied practice, you will have opportunities to engage your head and your heart. Shareable's Tom Llewellyn will speaking at this event on Nov. 12.
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