Imagine a mobility solution for members of a coliving residence in 2030!
Coliving is an emerging future living scenario which is expected to increase by 2030 among young people who live in cities. Coliving is an arrangement where a group of likeminded individuals share the costs, resources, and sometimes tasks, of living in a large apartment, house, or loft, and usually build a community around a particular set of shared values. It is up to each individual’s discretion as to how long they live in such an arrangement. Some individuals might choose to colive for just a few months, while others may choose to colive for many years. Organized and spontaneous social activities are a key component of coliving.
A coliving residence includes on average around 10 people in their 20s-30s. Each coliving residence has its own unique structure and ways of working. These household systems are often discussed at weekly meetings, where the members of the household discuss upcoming events, the status of chores and so on. Just like roommates come and go in a coliving residence, household systems that manage things like paying bills, cleaning and so on are constantly evolving. Each resident puts their unique thoughts and effort into the household systems. Additions and adaptations to household systems are a natural part of coliving and this means that a coliving residence is always in flux, it is a continual evolution. A result of this is that coliving people are constantly navigating between what is ideal (best case scenario) and what is real (or achievable) as a group. The benefits individuals receive from coliving can be wide ranging from emotional well-being, personal development and meeting the most basic of human needs, such as home cooked meals.
The objective of this contest is to find a perfect mobility solution that can be used fairly by all of the members of a coliving residence in 2030. Today they informally give rides to one another, but members of coliving places are aware that they cannot continually request rides from each other because they believe that such expectations and financial burdens are not fair for those people that own cars. They do not see this as a solution to their everyday mobility needs.
It is important to understand how coliving works, but it is also important to understand coliving people. Here are a few common themes that might help you to better understand coliving people:
- Many coliving people are motivated to make choices in their daily lives that demonstrate their values (e.g. social justice, entrepreneurship, the arts or environmental sustainability).
- Most coliving people are willing to participate in systems such as shared household chores because they are motivated by a higher purpose and they find that the benefits of participating outweigh the risks.
- Some coliving people consciously choose to spend less of their time generating income, so that they can spend more of their time doing something they are passionate about.
- Most coliving people own few material possessions. This may be a result of their values (e.g. sustainability), lower income level, amount of personal space they have within the residence and sharing/borrowing things with their roommates.
- Many coliving people often teach and learn skills or knowledge together as a way of maximizing their resources.
- Most coliving people often choose to live in areas near city centers that have lower rent costs and are perceived to provide diverse, cultural experiences.
Create an innovative solution for members of a coliving residence in 2030, which will allow them to share the costs and chores of their short term mobility needs with likeminded people, as well as increase joy and flexibility in their lives.
- #1 Prize €3,500
- #2 Prize €1,500
- #3 Prize €1,000