London, UK - Events Local News Contact
The Wheel Project
New Swapping Community. Engage, Recycle, Exchange!
By Mariavittoria Scala / lostinsamsara.co.uk
Jul 7, 2015

Have you ever felt like you didn't have enough money? And even if you had a bit more it still seemed it was not enough?

Nowadays what we do for a living or what we are allowed to experience seems to be measured by money. Lately, however, we are shifting. We are becoming more aware of what is important and we are connecting with others increasingly. People started changing (or maybe just going back) to a different approach to life. We realised money is not everything and websites where is possible to share your house or give away all that you don't need started to become popular. Of course the system we live in is based on money so we need it to survive, but maybe we should give it less power than it has now.

We thought how beautiful it is when among our circle of friends and family we can share things and skills. We thought it would be amazing to bring this concept on a larger scale. Exchanging things allows us not just to save money but also to reduce waste and over consumption.

Think what happens if you need to fix your PC. Probably if your brother is good with IT stuff you would ask for his help. In return, maybe you could bake that cake he really likes. No money involved, but surely a stronger connection and a great experience can come from it. We believe that recreating this concept among members of a bigger community is not just possible, but it strengthens a phenomenon that is already happening. The Wheel Project has been designed to bring people together and as a tool to engage and exchange either stuff or skills. You can do it online and meet new people or you can just pass by the shop with something to exchange and see what's there for you. 

Have a look at the website, watch the video and join at http://www.lostinsamsara.co.uk/wheel

0.0 ·
0
Trending Today
The Great Forgetting: You Probably Haven't Heard about It But It Completely Affects Your Life
Deep Ecology Hub3,160 views today ·
What Makes Call-Out Culture So Toxic
Asam Ahmad2,221 views today ·
Joanna Macy on How to Prepare Internally for WHATEVER Comes Next
Joanna Macy1,865 views today ·
90 Inspiring, Visionary Films That Will Change How You See the World in Profound Ways
Tim Hjersted1,721 views today ·
Accidental Anarchist
12 min1,172 views today ·
87 Deeply Subversive Documentaries That Challenge the Status Quo
Films For Action1,160 views today ·
Radical Municipalism: The Future We Deserve
Debbie Bookchin982 views today ·
The White Man in That Photo
Riccardo Gazzaniga764 views today ·
This Facebook Comment About the UK Election Is Going Viral
Chris Renwick657 views today ·
Load More
What's Next
Charlie Brooker's Newswipe - Series 2 (2010)
180 min
What I've Learned from Two Years Collecting Data on Police Killings
D. Brian Burghart
Like us on Facebook?
The Wheel Project