Online/Offline Sharing Life

  • Alice Cristina Jola Zingales
Part of the Research for Development book series (REDE)


This chapter, in continuation to Chap.  3, investigates the new concept of contemporary living influenced by digital technology and its relation with the urban spaces of consumption, connection and activity, which define the relationships’ places within the public space. A selection of case studies of shared spaces such as the HomePlus Subway Store by Tesco in Seoul, Inamo Restaurant by BlackSheep in London and Digital Metro Library by Humanitas and Vodafone in Bucharest are analysed in order to highlight a design strategy focused on reactivating urban space through the overlap between physical and digital spaces. The action of space virtualisation and digitalisation generates sharing behaviours. Specifically, the references taken in consideration represent examples of best practices which define actual examples of the activation of sharing behaviours in shared spaces.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Dipartimento di DesignPolitecnico di MilanoMilanItaly

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