Just read a very interesting article on a development I only know as a relic from the past: Community living aka Hacker Housing. The next line in the article drew my attention:

How the current co-living movement will pan out remains to be seen. You don’t have to dig too deep into history to find communal living movements of yore that failed miserably. But if there’s anything that sets the current iteration of co-living apart, it’s this: Whereas the leaders of past utopias were focused on breaking away from society (“turn on, tune in, drop out”), modern co-living is more focused on incorporating the lifestyle into the broader world”.

So we have a new word to add to the Society30 dictionary: Co-living. We had co-working, co-creation, co-funding aka crowdsourcing, so co-living intuitively makes sense!

Read the full story here.


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Ronald van den Hoff

Ronald van den Hoff is co-founder of the Dutch CDEF Holding BV, a Holding company with a remarkable range of ventures operating on the disruptive intersection of the Hospitality Industry and the entrepreneurial world of Internet. CDEF incorporates ‘much discussed’, disruptive exponential formulas, like the co-working and meeting centers Seats2meet.com, and the Society 3.0 Foundation.