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Chairsharing

A public service of Internet-connected movable chairs brings new life to the historic centre of the city of Modena, Italy.

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In recent years, the area between the Porta San Francesco and Porta Saragozza in the historic centre of Modena has undergone a sharp decline in the intensity of its social life and economic activity.

Chairsharing is a public service that offers people the free use of movable chairs that provide Internet connection. They are equipped with a wheel and, since they weigh very little, they can easily be moved to any point in the neighbourhood. 


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My first reaction was concern that wifi would keep people isolated, but the idea and its sustainability really started growing on me. I like the way that this Chairsharing rental program aptly describes it as "space-making": www.snarkive.eu/tag/chairsharing/

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