Mom & Pop Stores
I have started to collect unique shops and coffee shops. Those that have not been replaced by some big franchise or chain store. They should not be allowed to spread unrestrained. Just leave the small local businesses alone. I don't really want to get active politically right now, but I have decided to spend more time on these places. Because I'm worth it.
I first started to search on the internet to see if someone already managed to make a list of the last crumbs. Of course there is an app for that, or actually a few. Unfortunately they all operate within the typical attention economy logic: Free apps for you = The product.
One way to resist as an individual: Leave your smartphone at home and look around where you are. If you find a local place you like tell your neighbour, friend or a stranger at the buss stop. When you get home, send me an email and I will add it to my list. Thank you.
I am looking into adding them to a map, that others could contribute to and that they would also be able to search for new places where they are currently at. Free from surveillance capitalism tracking of course, maybe using openstreetmap.org? If you'd like to help please let me know.
So far I have these local recommendations:
Fri, 16 Aug 2019