The German Collaborative Economy space is moving! I’m really looking forward to the Urbane Künste Ruhr Symposium this week about how to make a city your “own”, where I will lead a table discussion with Steffen Raiber (Frauenhofer Institut) about the topic "Stadt teilen?"(Shared cities).
Here is what Urbane Künste says about the topic of this event:
How do I make my city my own? Urban space for all and the right to urban life are slogans that came up again and again over the past years. But what could be a practical approach to appropriation of and participation in urban space apart from revolt and protest? As keynote speaker, sociologist Harald Welzer, a specialist in issues of correlating everyday life and protest, will open the symposium. Not least his book published last year Selbst Denken. Eine Anleitung zum Widerstand (Thinking for yourself. Instructions for opposition) and the ensuing high response in the media corroborate the importance of individual participation in an environment that is becoming more and more complex.
Urbane Künste Ruhr is organising a symposium this year in the truest sense of the word: A symposium where participants sit around themed tables with international experts, scientists, urban planners, activists and artists. Workshops, podium discussions and lectures complement the programme, which is dedicated to appropriation strategies in urban space.
MY CITY – Symposium on making my own city
September 12 + 13, 2013
Bullmannaue 20a 45327 Essen
More information: www. urbanekünsteruhr.de
Access over ownership? Last week I had the opportunity to join the German TV show Klub Konkret (on Einsplus) as a guest to introduce the concept of the Sharing Economy and talk about our changing attitudes towards ownership and the advantages of sharing resources.
Welcome to the Collaborative Economy: this opening keynote from OuiShare Fest briefly presents different aspects of the rising collaborative economy - collaborative consumption, the maker movement & peer production, microentrepreneurship, online trust & digital identity and the city as a place for sharing.
Setting the stage with the opening keynote at OuiShare Fest with OuiShare Core members Flore Berlingen, Antonin Léonard, Francesca Pick, Benjamin Tincq, Albert Cañigueral, Simone Cicero!
Stay posted for more videos of all talks and panels of the event. Subscribe to our Youtube channel to make sure not to miss them!
In February 2013 the local TV station Regio TV made a short film about me due to the 2. place my bachelor thesis won in a competition by Microsoft for having made an important contribution to raising awareness for digital technology in Europe. The thesis researched the topic of building trust on the web and peer-to-peer marketplaces.
I recently gave an interview to ZU.Daily, an online magazine run by my former school Zeppelin University, about the bachelor thesis I wrote during my studies titled: "Building Trust in P2P Marketplaces: An Emprical Analysis of Trust Systems for the Sharing Economy."
Check out the fulll interview in German with my insights on collaborative consumption, online trust, identity on the Web as well as the development of online trust systems by clicking on the link above.
The shift towards a “circular economy”
Even though this may not seem like anything new, this is a great video clip explaining collaborative consumption and the concept of access over ownership. What is new about this is that it approaches the topic from an entirely new angle and presents it in a way and with a wording that - in my view- businesses and politicians will understand well.
Instead of speaking about “collaborative consumption”, they speak of a “circular economy.” This is a great term with a lot of potential - let’s hold on to it.
Let’s start the sharing economy: Will Robben at TEDxTilburgUniversity
"We need to click our world’s reset button."
Great RSA video discussing research on human motivation to be “good” or “bad.” It incorporates a very interesting perspective on the banking industry and how the circumstances under which bankers work lead them to be dishonest. Definitely worth a watch!
RSA Animate: The Truth About Dishonesty (von theRSAorg)