We went along to the Comoodle Tour at Huddersfield Library this week where Kirklees Council were proudly launching the programme to the public.
The concept was visualised by a walk-through interactive exhibition which took us through the three main areas of the programme: Stuff, Space and Skills.
The 'Stuff' area talked us through how groups can share unwanted or untapped items. The 'Spaces' area called out for ideas for swapping physical indoor and outdoor spaces between organisations and the 'Skills' area, in a classroom style, showed how anyone could contribute their own knowledge and skills in new and unthought of ways. There was also a problem area, where constraints and potential obstacles were discussed and debated, and an ideas area where guests were invited to give any feedback or expand on ideas.
The Engine Room developed a concept for an invite for the tour in the shape of a Comoodle 'passport' which was posted out prior to the event. Guests were asked to bring their passport along to the tour to be stamped and use it for any useful ideas or leave-behind offers.
Comdoole aims to create collaborative consumption and resourcefulness between different groups, businesses and social organisations in and around the Kirklees region.
The Comoodle concept was awarded with a one million euro funding injection after putting in a bid for the Bloomberg Mayor’s Challenge in 2014. The Engine Room worked with the team at Kirklees from the very early stages of the concept, creating a new brand, the name ‘Comoodle’ and formatting the bid and it’s structure.