Do possessions make us happy? Or does our future lie in sharing and exchanging? What traditional forms of sharing and exchanging are there in the city? And what new forms are emerging? Whether car sharing, food sharing or swap parties, in the third season film-makers explore what city-dwellers share and what they prefer to keep for themselves.
Take discarded vegetables, go to a public square and mix all the ingredients with music and socializing: together Parisians cooks and enjoy their “Disco Soupe”.
If the Internet were shut down, I’d still be online! The Berlin freecasters make it possible, setting up routers all over Berlin.
The hen Pipka doesn’t like other chickens. She gets along all better with dogs and cats and Tereza, her human roommate, with whom she shares a house in Pilsen.
At the popular weekly market in Beijing not only food is shared, but also thoughts and recipes for environmental protection and rural developments.
When is a man a man? You can find out at the Drag King Workshop in Cologne. Trousers instead of skirts, artificial beards and make-up, make Sarah and Katrin into real men.
Marga is deaf, and Javier stammers. But the two share voice and hearing and so together master the noisy everyday life of Madrid.
The FabCafe is not the only place where knowledge is shared free of charge: throughout Tokyo people learn together – how to make hand brushes, to protect themselves in a disaster and plan cities.
“Cadena” – that is the Colombian name for a private savings bank. In 180 seconds from Bogotá, Solangel reports on how friends, colleagues and relatives save together in cadenas.
Whether harvesting tomatoes or cooking pesto in the summer kitchen, not only fruit and vegetables grow in Lindenau, but also friendships.
They come from the four corners of the earth and have very different goals. Yet the residents of Kolkata share the same city, the “City of Joy”, which shows a new tint on every street corner.
In Saara, a popular shopping area of Rio de Janerio, Arabs and Jews have worked together peacefully for more than a century. The atmosphere there is one of respect and good humor.
Activists and artists set up a teahouse. Will they succeed in enlivening public space and encouraging residents to join in?
Gardens under the sun of a big city. Green roof, public garden, farmers market: an excursion into the heart of urban agriculture in Montréal.
“Time is money” is a saying. What if this were really so? If we could really pay with our time? Margaux has put the idea into practice and founded in Brussels a Time Bank.
St. Pauli has not only the Reeperbahn; it also has fruit and vegetables. They are planted, harvested, prepared and eaten communally on the Garden Deck.
Nowhere else in Munich are things so diligently shared and exchanged as at the Viktualienmarkt. Here the philosopher of economics Wolf Dieter Enkelmann discusses whether our future lies in sharing.