Melbourne Conversations

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsPublic lecture/debate/seminar


You use it every time you catch an Uber or book a weekend away on AirBnB. You’re part of it when you borrow from a tool library, swap food at a community garden, or use open data to build an app. And if you make a living driving for Uber, or bid for gigs on Airtasker and Sidekicker, it’s your bread and butter.

It’s the sharing economy – and it’s revolutionising the way we work, do business and build community. But how do we understand such a diverse phenomenon? Is it still 'sharing' when wages are earned and profits made? And why does this all matter to Melbourne?

MC Darren Sharp - Director, Social Surplus and Australian editor, Shareable
Kate Trumbull - Communications Manager, Car Next Door
Julie Miller Markoff - Governance guru, bHive Bendigo
Erz Imam - Director, Depo8 Coworking Space
Presentation: Trebor Scholz - Associate Professor for Culture and Media at the New School in New York City
Period27 Jun 2017
Held atMelbourne City Council (City of Melbourne), Australia, Victoria
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Sharing Economy