Sharing Nature, Plates and Stories
We invite you to join Ākāśa Innovation‘s event “Sharing Nature, Plates and Stories” to celebrate Global Sharing Day on Sunday 1st June. We’ve partnered up with The People Who Share to mark the world’s largest people-driven campaign to raise awareness about the growing movement towards a sharing economy. The sharing economy, like the circular economy, assumes the world is a fluid metabolism and we can design a system that includes the possibility of re-making and re-using compared to the traditional ‘taking-making-disposing’ linear approach to the economy. The sharing economy encourages us to re-think progress in our interconnected world: what if we didn’t own anything?
Let’s forget about ownership and re-imagine a more positive future! We will convene at Richmond Station* at 11am, where Professor Alan Hertz will take us on a guided walk** and share stories along the river Thames from Richmond to Petersham. There we will take advantage of one of London’s great secrets: the Hammertons foot ferry***. We will settle for a picnic at Marble Hill House, a beautiful Palladian villa surrounded by 66 acres of riverside parkland. We ask you to kindly contribute to the potluck by preparing a dish to share with the rest of the group. We also ask you to bring one of your favourite books and (if you are brave enough) to share an excerpt during the picnic.
We hope you will join us on June 1st to share nature, plates and stories! RSVP here.
*Richmond Station can be easily reached by tube (District Line from Central London to Richmond, last stop), by Overground (last stop) or by train (Southwest Trains from London Waterloo). Local buses are also available. Please note that Richmond is located in Zone 4, so make sure you have a valid ticket / top up your Oyster card before you start your journey!
**Make sure to wear comfortable shoes that you don’t mind getting wet!
***The Hammertons ferry costs £1 per person, but we will cover it for you.