Ouishare

a global community around system change

Ouishare

a global community around system change

Ouishare

Ouishare is a global network that connects people and accelerates projects for systemic change. With 80+ active members in 20 cities. Ouishare has organized over 300 participatory events, connected diverse ecosystems through physical spaces and published research on emerging topics.

From its beginnings 8 years ago, Ouishare has grown into an international network with 60 connectors (highly active members) and hundreds of members in 20 countries throughout Europe, Latin and North America, and the Middle-East. It all started with the vision of transforming the world through sharing, using technology to organize as networks of peers and do business in a more open, collaborative and horizontal way. Inspired by this idea for a better future, a team of young and passionate individuals created Ouishare as an experiment and a quest to do more meaningful work and challenge the status quo.

Today, the members of Ouishare spend a lot of time questioning, experimenting, and deconstructing the myths of our time as well as our own idealistic visions: collaborative practices, shared governance, decentralization, smart cities. We like to move into areas where we are not expected and are always exploring the edges to find new ways to address the many challenges of our time.

Ouishare

Ouishare provides a variety of services to public institutions, cities, NGOs, companies, startups and communities. They operate as a catalyzing network for their partners. Collaboration with Ouishare can take many forms: they organize and facilitate events, partner up to research emerging topics, consult on new business models and organizational transformation, contribute to learning and development programmes, support the creation of emergent communities, and organize learning expeditions.

Ouishare has been created as a community and a think-tank where we could experiment, learn, and document how communities are born, grow, and evolve over time. Ouishare Open Source allows others to learn from our mistakes and achievements. We now work closely with entrepreneurs and organizations who put community design at the heart of their strategy.

Ivo Valkenburg

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