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    Collaborative Consumption New York
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    Out Of Office just released  ‘The Future Of Retail’ , a visionary research presentation for the Provence of Overijssel.For this project we work with a great number of talented, visual thinking and future positive researchers, ,filmmakers,architects,third-place specialists, Student Graduates etc etc  in Amsterdam, Istanbul, Shanghai, New York and Paris to come up with the best practices being around.

    Maaike Holvast is a documentary filmmaker from our 404 network in New York and for Out Of Office she made a documentary on ‘Collaborative Consumption.’ This is a documentary on the rise and emergence of co-ops as a result of three developments.

    First, governments are loosening control over public spaces. Second, the financial crisis has dramatically reduced confidence in classicfinancing methods (such as mortgages) and pricing methods while increasing difficulty to access products, goods and services. Third, the Internet has brought new energy to collaborative efforts.

    The co-op is idea is resonating with people today who have a strong anti-corporate feeling, as a result of the “Wal-Mart effect,” and the realization that something as essential as food can’t be left to big, profit-driven corporations.

    credits: Maaike Holvast


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