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  • Sharing food and risk in Berlin’s urban food commons

    Published on March 11, 2019 by SHARECITY

    Abstract Public fridges are open-access community-stewarded spaces where food can be freely and anonymously shared. As such, they are fertile ground for understanding the obstacles and opportunities for governing food as a commons. This paper examines the governance strategies that have developed within and around Foodsharing.de, a grassroots food-rescue network...

  • Food sharing, grassroots innovation and food governance in New York and Berlin

    Published on November 21, 2018 by SHARECITY

    Presented by: Dr. Oona Morrow at the 3rd International SCORAI Conference - Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark 28th June 2018

  • Towards a Community Food Sharing Economy: Notes from Berlin

    Published on April 18, 2017 by SHARECITY

    Presented by: Dr. Oona Morrow As part of: FOOD SHARING: CONTEMPORARY CULTURES, PRACTICES AND ECONOMIES Boston AAG, 4-8th March 2017

  • Exploring food sharing in BERLIN, Fall 2016

    Published on November 28, 2016 by Oona Morrow

    I am back in Dublin with the SHARECITY research team after a month of field work in Berlin. I was hosted by  ZTG (the Center for Technology and Society) at Technical University Berlin. At ZTG, researchers are working together on a number of exciting and trans-disciplinary projects about urban gardening,...

  • Food Sharing Initiatives and Food Democracy: Practice and Policy in Three European Cities

    Published on October 30, 2019 by SHARECITY

    Abstract Calls for greater food democracy in Europe have emerged as the limitations of urban food systems dominated by commercial organisations are documented, but little attention has been paid to how policy arrangements affect attempts to transition to more democratic food futures. This article examines food sharing initiatives—increasingly facilitated by...

  • Food sharers working in the shadows of policy

    Published on August 7, 2019 by Agnese Cretella

    Hello to everyone following the SHARECITY research! It is holiday time, but we have many exciting things happening right now at SHARECITY! Our open access online sustainability impacts tool - SHARE-IT - is currently being tested and will be launched in the Autumn, we are working on the last logistical...

  • Community Self-Organizing and the Urban Food Commons in Berlin and New York

    Published on August 2, 2019 by SHARECITY

    Abstract Food sharing and food commons have both been raised as possible solutions to unsustainable and unjust urban food systems. This paper draws upon ethnographic research conducted in Berlin and New York to examine self-organizing in community food initiatives that are to varying degrees creating urban food commons by opening...

  • Urban Food Sharing: Rules, tools and networks

    Published on May 30, 2019 by SHARECITY

    We are delighted to announce the launch of Urban Food Sharing: rules, tool & networks by SHARECITY’s PI Anna Davies! When was the last time that you ate together with others? Maybe you had breakfast with your family or lunch with your friends. Such food sharing is often part of...

  • The urban governance of food sharing. Present and future

    Published on January 31, 2019 by Agnese Cretella

    Hi there to all followers of SHARECITY! As we all know, everyone needs to eat, but what shapes our decisions about eating? Drawing on previous research, in SHARECITY we recognise that eating is a social practice shaped by a suite of rules, tools, skills and understandings. Much of our research...

  • From Aquaponics to Urban Food Sharing

    Published on August 23, 2018 by SHARECITY

    From Aquaponics to Urban Food Sharing Hello to all friends of SHARECITY! I am pleased to introduce myself as the newest addition to the SHARECITY team; I am Vivien, an urban ecology researcher from Germany and I joined as SHARECITY's new Research Assistant. Settling over from Berlin to Dublin, I...


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