Coworking is one of the manifestations of the mutualization of infrastructures, which is one of the hallmarks of the collaborative economy.
According to a recent article in El Periodico, a city like Barcelona counts over 50 coworking centers, and the article discloses that the P2P Foundation is their primary philosophical influence, which of courses, makes us very happy.
This is one of the reasons we are always happy to connect with co-working centers, especially the very dynamic Mutinerie in Paris, which is also the place where the driving forces behind the Ouishare network, physically connect. As paradoxical as it may sound, the new generation of social enterpreneurs are in many ways the proletarians of the 21st century (as explained in a 3-part series by Venkatesh Rao in Forbes!, and they are important as they are actively changing the nature of our productive system.
Here is our talk last year on the collaborative economy:
Michel Bauwens – OuiShare Talk @ Mutinerie – Paris from OuiShare on Vimeo.