After Seoul City declared itself to be Sharing City, year of 2013 was full of sharing activities and events. ShareHub run by CC Korea partnering with Seoul was one of them. Wrapping up one year of project, ShareHub prepared an occasion to review the experiences of 2013 to design 2014 Sharing City.
The variety of the participants made ShareHub Day even more interesting: Civil servants, sharing economy enterprises, people preparing sharing economy startup, community leaders who want to apply sharing movement, etc.
Jennifer from CC Korea hosted the event. The first session was a somewhat different icebreaker. Once people entered the hall, they were given a goody bag with various items, 2 pieces in 1 bag. This was to make people share their gifts with others. They traded the goods and business cards, and the session was a great success that encouraged people to say hello to strangers.
1. Keynote – Jay Yoon from Seoul Northern District Court & CC Korea
ShareHub Day Keynote was made by Jay Yoon, Project Lead of CC Korea. The topic was about that the value of sharing being re-evaluated in the age of Internet. Internet, a mutual and multiple communication network, made people connected. This made more immediate and omnidirectional participations possible. Internet also benefited sharing since it connected people who want to share. According to Yoon, sharing is now creating new values such as low-consumption and recovery of community.
2. Policital Approaches for Sharing Seoul – Kye-Yeol Lee from Seoul City
3. Share Your Parking Spots ‘Cooperation with Local District’ – Dong Hyeon Kim from “Everybody’s Parking Lot”
4. Do You Want to Be a Librarian of Knock Library? – Seung-Soo Kim from Knock Library (Sharing books with your apartment neighbors)
5. We Collect, Curate, and Spread Everythinig About Sharing – Nanshil Kwon from CC Korea & ShareHub
6. Let’s Travel My Village! Village Travel Guided by Locals – Seon Mi Seo from PlayPlanet (Experience sharing & fair travel)
7. NSPACE Project “Accelerate Space Sharing” – Suhyeon Jung from Space Noah
8. From Sharing Economy to Sharing Society – Suhun Kang from Wishket (Freelancers’ labor sharing for outsourcing)
9. No One Is Superiorally Smarter Than All of Us Together – Seong Yeong Lee from Kiple (Kids’ clothing sharing)
After all the lectures, people broke into many small groups and had dinner together. At the table, we could hear people discussing the future of sharing economy and Seoul City.
ShareHub Day was a good finale to the 2013 ShareHub project. The participants understood sharing could be the next lifestyle model for sustainability, and made some good networks within the movement. If we cooperate with each other, sharing can make our life even fuller.