Melbourne architects Sarah Crowley (previously here and here) and Charlotte Fliegner have designed a community sharing project called I Have I Need. Using speech bubble-shaped chalkboards, they have created a series of installations where the community can write down goods or services they have to offer, or items they need along with contact details.
Through this sustainability initiative, people area able to recycle their waste, share services they can offer, and take what they may need. Through sharing, people are encouraged to meet, interact and thus create a sense of community.
The project has been installed in several locations around Melbourne, where it has generated vibrant street life and a passion for sharing amongst neighbours. We are excited by the informal public spaces that form around these boards, turning blank walls into neighbourhood spaces for engagement.
Crowley and Fliegner are currently looking for more wall space to install their project around Melbourne. If you have some to offer or suggest, get in touch with them here.
This project is a perfect example of collaborative consumption!
Thank you, Sarah.