24.10.2016 | Soho House Berlin
New technologies not just enable the generation of the digital age to connect globally with like-minded people but also to re-think their social habitat and to re-create community life. Particularly the digital bohemia is not shy to re-design and re-build alternative forms of governance, collaboration, and social living.
Embracing and fostering phenomena like social media, collaborative economy, and co-working spaces, the young pioneers now experiment with concepts like co-living, co-housing, and co-owning. Across the world we see a dramatic rise in housing prices and social isolation within major cities, which makes modern urban living harder for many people, families, elderly, freelancers, and entrepreneurs.
But as work and life becomes increasingly digital the opportunity emerges for radical social transition, towards a connected global grid of local communities, which overcome distances through instantaneous real-time communication, collaboration and sharing of knowledge.
We want to understand the reason why this modern tribalism arises, how to build trusted but still open-minded communities, how to co-create places across generations, how to ensure long-term resilience, and finally … if we get closer to the Marshall McLuhan utopia of a Global Village?
Andrea Bauer discussed this and other questions with social innovation experts, like Jessy Kate Schingler (Founder, The Embassy Network), Bruno Haid (Co-Founder, roam.co), Tainá Moreno (Managing Director & Co-Producer, Agora Collective), and Christoph Fahle (Co-Founder, Betahaus), who have been exploring new formats and recipes of co-creation, co-living, and sustainable community building for many years.