In urban areas sharing cultures, services and economies are rising. People share, rent and recycle their homes, cars, bikes, rides, tools, cloths, working space, knowhow and so on. The sharing culture can be understood as mobilities (Kesselring and Vogl 2013) of goods, values and ideas reshaping our cities. The sharing economy has the power to democratise access the urban space, resources and raw materials (Steen Nielsen 2008; Harvey 2000); it holds the ability to change the current dominant understandings and structures of economy and growth (Steen Nielsen 2008); solve emerging environmental problems and side effects from concentration of consumption and contamination; and due to the shift from ownership to access it change our basic social cultural norms (Sayer 2005; Sayer 2011) about the ‘good’ life and social status (Freudendal-Pedersen 2007), commons and individuality, responsibility and trust. (Thomsen 2013; Bauman 2000; Beck 1992; Giddens 1991). The sharing economy is currently hyper trendy but before claiming capitalism as dead we need to understand the basics of the sharing economies and cultures asking who can share and what will we share. Furthermore it is crucial to study what the sharing cultures and initiatives actually are. The different initiatives have very different structures and norms for sharing principles – what is shared and exchanged. This presentation will focus on the tensions and potentials of the sharing culture, on how this culture and economy is a product of the structures of the networked urban mobilities and holds the potentials to change the future mobilities. References Bauman, Zygmunt. 2000. Liquid Modernity. Cambridge: Polity. Beck, Ulrich. 1992. Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity (Published in Association with Theory, Culture & Society). London: SAGE Publications Ltd. Freudendal-Pedersen, Malene. 2007. “Mellem Frihed Og Ufrihed: Strukturelle Fortællinger Af Hverdagslivets Mobilitet. .” Roskilde University. Giddens, Anthony. 1991. Modernity and Self-Identity: Self and Society in the Late Modern Age. Stanford: Stanford University Press. Harvey, David. 2000. Spaces of Hope. Edinburgh University Press. Kesselring, Sven, and Gerlinde Vogl. 2013. “The New Mobilities Regimes.” In New Mobilities Regimes in Art and Social Sciences, edited by Susanne Witzgall, Gerlinde Vogl, and Sven Kesselring, 17–36. Farnham: Ashgate. Sayer, Andrew. 2005. The Moral Significance of Class. Cambridge University Press. ———. 2011. Why Things Matter to People: Social Science, Values and Ethical Life. New York: Cambridge University Press. Steen Nielsen, Jørgen. 2008. “Valget Står Mellem Overflod Og Lighed.” Dagbladet Information. Thomsen, Henning. 2013. “Interview with Zygmunt Bauman & Irena Bauman. Planning Must Help Us Change Our Lifestyle.” Arkitektur DK. Copenhagen, 18–23.
|Publication date||Apr 2015|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2015|
|Event||AAG: Association of American Geographers 2015 Annual Meeting - Chicago, United States|
Duration: 21 Apr 2015 → 25 Apr 2015
|Period||21/04/2015 → 25/04/2015|