International
Federation for
Housing and
Planning

Sharing the City - Sprout Talent Week

Date(s): 
Tuesday 16.08.2016
Location: 
Fæstningens Materialgaard, Frederiksholms Kanal 30, 1220 Copenhagen K

Join the American start-up ‘Cher’ in testing their Airbnb-inspired app for sharing the city
 
Join the American start-up ‘Cher’ in testing their Airbnb-inspired app for sharing the city. The American start-up, ‘Cher’ (a digital platform that allows users to offer and reserve objects by the minute) and the International Federation of Housing Planning are looking at future ways of sharing the city. Airbnb is one the main inspirations and Copenhagen is the first European test-city.
 
Community-driven and crowd-sourced, Cher identifies untapped opportunities within sharing-economy social platforms and the communities that comprise dynamic urban environments. A kind of “cup of sugar” for the digital age, Cher connects city-dwellers to one another through the listing and sharing of domestic objects and local landmarks.
 
Through workshops, walking tours, and interviews, the platform-building process amasses a rich taxonomy of a city’s object landscape and instigates conversations around social exchange and material culture. Initially developed for Copenhagen—a place with a storied culture of coziness and a population fluent in design— Cher will develop into a global platform after its launch at the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale, responding to the quirks, specificities, and needs of different urban populations.
 
 
The event is free, however, registration is required. Register here