Founded in 2010, Leila introduces the practical implementation of a concept which had only been known theoretically before under the terms ‘commons’ or ‘shareconomy’: Why should we buy things for our own, if we can borrow and share them with others? The idea and invention came out of a free store of the Technical University in Berlin. The founders wondered how to contribute to a dematerialized society and to decrease the amount of useless things we possess. The result was Leila, a ‘borrowing shop’, being located today in Berlin’s district Prenzlauer Berg.
Community regeneration; enhancing communitiy cohesion; improvement of the local environment