Platform Co-ops

location Newspeak House | 7 PM-9 PM Saturday 21 May 2016 (BST)

Rewiring the Sharing Economy

High-tech tools of exploitation are being repurposed to build a fairer economy.

The digital platforms that have become the connective tissue of our lives - the likes of Airbnb and Google - have proven to tend towards monopolies, monetisation of surveillance and disregard for labour standards.

But what stops us from using the Internet’s power for collective action to usurp them with alternatives?

What if taxi drivers were to seize control of their own platform and run it democratically? And what would an Amazon look like, were it not only to push wares, but to distribute power and accountability?

Outlandish invites you to an evening of discussions on the opportunities and challenges of making the vision of Platform Co-operativism a reality in the UK and abroad.

Are you part of one yourself? Do you know of any interesting examples from the UK? Get in touch!




Newspeak House

133 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 7DG, United Kingdom

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