Around the world, cities including Amsterdam, Seoul, San Francisco and most recently, Norwich in the UK are identifying as Sharing Cities. Based on the idea that our most pressing challenges including wealth inequality, environmental pollution, climate resilience, and social isolation, have the potential to be offset by the efficient and equitable sharing of vital resources with each other, the Sharing City movement is gaining momentum.
Part of MakeSMTHNG Week, Brighton and Hove Sharing City is an event to celebrate and showcase the multitude of incredible Sharing initiatives that already exist throughout our city, to inspire others and to promote a caring, sharing culture. By opening up access to shared resources and making these more discoverable, we believe we can build a more sustainable economy that serves our local communities and benefits people and planet.
This exciting evening event, kindly supported by Latest TV, will include a showcase of Sharing services on offer in the city, citizen innovation (a chance to have your say and co-create), Tech Takeback (bring your old gadgets and give them a new lease of life), Share Table in support of Brighton Voices in Exile, open mic, a bring and share feast, Generation Share slideshow by visual storyteller, Sophie Sheinwald (a preview of the inspiring change-makers building a better world), performance by singer-songwriter Rifka Ravena and crowd singing led by Sarah Tohill and The Dulcetones community choir. Hosted by Chief Sharer and Sharing Economy expert, Benita Matofska, with guest speaker and lifelong sharer, Tom Llewellyn from the USA’s Shareable.net, co-editor of Sharing Cities: Activating the Urban Commons; this promises to be a joyful evening to remember, showcasing all that is good in our wonderful city.
14 17 Manchester St
Brighton BN3 1FF
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