A Carrier Bag Story of (waste) food, hens and the sharing economy

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Abstract

This article is based on ethnographic fieldwork of a Danish partnership project called Sharing City. The empirical study focuses a hennery and a compost service that were part of the Sharing City project. They work with sharing economy as method to reintroduce a practical experience with the ecological economy and mobilities of food. From this empirical take-off, this article argues, that sharing economy make us rethink and reorganise the way resources (human and more-than-human) are organised, distributed, valued and owned. It might not sound surprising, but it touches some deep cultural aspects of Western food culture. To present the whole organisation around the hennery and compost service, I have worked with Scientific Storytelling as Carrier Bag Stories, that are inspired by fiction writer Ursula Le Guin and anthropologist Elizabeth Fisher. This kind of storytelling seeks to nourish our desire to imagine and open the curiosity to the mobilities of ecology-economies and the more-than-human.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TidsskriftApplied Mobilities
Vol/bind3
Udgave nummer1
Sider (fra-til)34-50
ISSN2380-0127
DOI
StatusUdgivet - 20 feb. 2018

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