Sharing Mobilities: New perspectives for societies on the move

Die Tagung Sharing Mobilities: New perspectives for societies on the move findet vom 30. November 2016 bis zum 2. Dezember 2016 in Bad Boll (Nähe Stuttgart) statt.
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Titel: Sharing Mobilities: New perspectives for societies on the move
Datum: 30.11.2016 bis 02.12.2016
Ort: Evangelische Akademie Bad Boll
Adresse: Akademieweg 11, Bad Boll
Veranstalter: cosmobilities network
Schwerpunkte: Sharing Mobilities, sustainable mobility, urban mobility, changing society, reurbanization, electric mobility


„The mobility world is massively changing. New policies, new modes of transport and new socio-spatial practices of mobilities are on the rise. Jeremy Rifkin saw this clearly in 2000. In his bestseller ‘The Age of Access’ he says the future of modern societies will no longer be solely organized through individual property and ownership. Rather, new collaborative forms of consumption and sharing would play a key role in the organization of everyday life and business. In fact, new cultures of sharing and participation are emerging: people share cars, bikes, houses, expertise and mastery in science and craftsmen’s work etc. Once radical visions have become part of the lingering but steady transformation of norms, procedures, routines and capitalist principles. A burgeoning political awareness can be witnessed in cities, regions, in mobilities research, planning, politics, business and civil society. Even global car producers are becoming part of the new sharing culture and seriously considering themselves as selling mobility instead of cars.

Where does this social change come from? Why is ‘sharing’ an appealing idea? Can we expect a new mobility regime and growing markets for ‘sharing mobilities’? Or is this just a new fashion, a new trend, or furthermore, greenwashing? Does it provide the access that Rifkin was foreseeing, in terms of more equality, or even sustainable mobilities?

For the Cosmobilities Network, the biggest European mobility research network, it is about time for a critical scientific investigation of this topic. Therefore, the 12th Cosmobilities Conference invites contributions on the following questions:

What are the social, ecological, cultural and aesthetic dimensions that generate this resonance of ‘sharing mobilities’?
Are we observing the birth of a culture of multimobility, of changing (auto-) motive emotions and of sustainable mobilities?
What are the socio-political implications of a new mobility culture?
Is the hype on sharing mobilities just an expression of the pursuit of big business and the next phase of capitalist development?
Are new mobilities arising as a ‘common good’? Or rather as a social and cultural resource in a cosmopolitan world full of social, ecological, economic and cultural risks?
What does ‘sharing mobilities’ mean against the background of global migration and tourism flows and what is its impact on networked urban mobilities?

The 12th Conference of the Cosmobilities Network has invited contributions which focus on the social, cultural, spatial, ecological and socio-economic consequences of new sharing concepts.“ cosmobilities network

Die Veranstaltungssprache ist englisch.
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Die Hans Böckler Stiftung als Partner dieser Veranstaltung bietet zusammen mit der Technischen Universität München das mobil.LAB Promotionskolleg zum Thema “Nachhaltige Mobilität in der Metropolregion München” an. Mehr dazu:
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