OuiShare Fest is a unique and playful space for interaction, collaboration, and exploration. It’s a conference with a “TED meets Burning Man feel”, as an attendee once described it. Our speaker lineup of known and undiscovered pioneers will push you outside your comfort zone.
Join us for this 5th edition under the theme “Cities of the world: Unite!”.
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How can the people regain agency collectively?
We believe the change we want to see won’t come from institutions alone but from engaged citizens. Collectives are reconquering public spaces. Participatory budgeting is on the rise. Organizations are experimenting with new ways of working. How can we enable people to create more solutions to problems such as isolation, inequalities and pollution? What tools can we use to make their voices heard and help them work together? From turning advertising into street art, sidewalks into urban farms, unused buildings into affordable housing. Sparks of change are here. Let’s start a fire now.
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How can cities build new alliances to tackle global challenges?
The challenges of our time cannot merely be faced at the local level. All cities face the same global problems. By connecting cities and initiatives in networks, they will be able to give support to each other in replicating and scaling solutions that work. Now we want to take this one step further: Networks of cities already exist, but today they lack political power. Could networks of cities become the precursors of something bigger, yet to be invented?
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How can cities bring balance to globalisation?
While globalization has been rapidly advancing cities, it has left rural areas and populations behind. Rising nationalism is threatening to create borders when we should be building bridges. Cities have an opportunity to go beyond and reconcile the divides between the rural and urban, the national and global.
As open laboratories for change, cities can be the leaders in creating the foundation for a resilient economy. The maker movement and digital fabrication are relocalizing industrial production. Short food supply chains and urban agriculture are paving the way for greater food sovereignty. Pioneering city governments are defending their citizens and local economy from unregulated digital platforms.
For this 5th edition, we invite cities and citizens with cutting-edge tools and radical solutions to join forces and build new alliances in order to achieve systemic change.
Get inspired! World’s top innovators share their stories and invite us to think differently on how to solve today’s city challenges.
Get involved! Experience new work methodologies to find more creative solutions, exchange with thinkers and doers from other disciplines and turn ideas into action!
Where the audience is the star! A participative format that makes everyone part of the conversation and helps us think collectively about the pressing issues of our time. To break with the traditional panel format, chairs are set up in a circle, and participants can, at any time, occupy the chairs at the centre and join the debate.
Expect the unexpected! From live music and street theatre to meditation, no day is the same. Every festival experience is designed to tease your senses and spark serendipitous encounters and conversations.
Why just talk about it when you can live it? With unexpected and sometimes disturbing formats, we want to make you experience the topics discussed in unique ways.
Accelerate your learning curve! These are 4-hour morning sessions with up to 25 people that teach hands-on content around the following topics:
Transforming your organization: new forms of governance and decision making, Teal Organizations, Platform Design
Building your skills and growing yourself: self-management, leadership, personal development, key skills as a freelancer
Exploring the city’s innovation ecosystem: Urbanism and Architecture, Citizens’ participation, climate urban issues, public policy
Time to meet other participants! This is the moment where you choose the topic you want to discuss and connect with the right people! These are participant-driven meetings, facilitated by us.