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Like the lovely Maria in the classic movie, Sound of Music, let's unite a family/community by sharing creative audio through loud speakers installed all over the city. A monitored public speech platform that local mainstream radio stations host.

Imagine a museum, food/craft market and tour guide booth mashed together to make a culture haven. Local youth tour guides leave from here, give a tour of their city, come back, debrief then pair up with the local elderly to further host tourists.

The most daily exercise we get is in transition from destinations. 3D art installations that provoke creative physical movement can initiate interaction: people to people / people to space. Activation that leads to unity and networking.

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Shaona commented on ShareFair; On- and Offline Rent, Swop, and Share Fair



Shaona commented on ShareFair; On- and Offline Rent, Swop, and Share Fair

Hey Meena,
Hey Elmar,

Just came across the Swap-O-Matic on Device's site as well.

The human interaction aspect of a ShareFair market space is what's most intriguing to me. An intimate way of bringing together the community. You'll see on the SOM site that the venues that are housing SOM are in the world of craft fairs, local creative gathering places. Fitting. Imagining bigger cubbies with multiple objects, grouped by category. Art supplies trading for college students (supplies/book cost def. add up) came to mind, with a station to test out different media and share feedback. The Swap-O-Matic could use the online trust system you've thoroughly laid out Elmar: User feedback, online tracking of credits (if you see SOM video there is credit system through vending machine), donations pools, similar interests groups, etc.


Shaona commented on Healthy marketplaces in Haiti

Hey Carla,

Please do keep me informed on PSI Haiti marketplaces project. An effective way to restore pride in a community. Very much interested in your idea's growth. I think I've found you on LinkedIn so will inbox my email add. Looking forward to keeping in touch.

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