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Future of work after covid-19: Opportunities and challenges of platform cooperativism.

Current pandemic has triggered a new wave of labour digitalisation. Platforms expanded, from smart working to urban services. In some cases, they assumed the role of essential infrastructures for social reproduction (e.g., food delivery sector). Nevertheless, working conditions still lack improvements in terms of rights and welfare as well as big players are reluctant to […]

Riders, el documental

Melissa Renau is a PhD candidate at Dimmons, a research group at the Internet Interdisciplinary Institute of the Open University of Catalonia. Melissa’s research aims at understanding how platform models relate to platform workers’ working conditions focusing on flexibility. Dimmons is an action-research group that closely links research with the needs of society, from training […]

“Challenging Tech: organizing, resistance & alternatives”, discussion series.

PLUS partner Valentin Niebler, form Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin  was involved in the organization of  a discussion series, titled “Challenging tech – organizing, resistance & alternatives”. It is focused around the collective action of tech workers, coalitions with gig workers and the possible role of cooperatives.   First event in the series: #1 Challenging Tech: International […]

PLUS TALKS, Il lavoro nelle piattaforme digitali. Valore e skills del lavoro digitale (in Italian)

As part of the PLUS TALKS Project activity, we are pleased to share with you the information about the webinar: ————————— Il lavoro nelle piattaforme digitali. Valore e skills del lavoro digitale Mercoledì 21 aprile, 17.00-18.30 Working in digital platforms. Value and skills of digital work  Wednesday 21 April, 17.00-18.30   Programma Valore e skills […]

PLUS in the event “Platform Urbanization and impact on urban transformation and citizenship”

On 5th March 2021, our partner Filippo Bignami  (SUPSI) participated in the event  “Platform Urbanization and impact on urban transformation and citizenship”, hosted by University of GRAZ. The conference gave the opportunity to both disseminate the PLUS project and its topics in a new academic environment and deepen a project direct thematic link (platform urbanization […]

PLUS TALKS, Gender and Platform Labour 2: The platformisation of paid care, cleaning and domestic work. Online Webinar

As part of the PLUS TALKS Project activity, we are pleased to share with you to the second webinar of the serie: New Perspectives on Platform Labour. ————————— Gender and Platform Labour 2: The platformisation of paid care, cleaning and domestic work It took place on Tuesday, April the 20th 2021 (17:00h to 18:30h CET) […]

PLUS TALKS, Il lavoro nelle piattaforme digitali. Conflitti, mobilitazioni collettive e nuovi diritti nel lavoro di piattaforma (in Italian)

Il lavoro nelle piattaforme digitali. Conflitti, mobilitazioni collettive e nuovi diritti nel lavoro di piattaforma Mercoledì 24 marzo, 17.00-18.30 Work in digital platforms. Conflicts, collective mobilisations and new rights in platform work Wednesday 24 March, 17.00-18.30   Programma Conflitti, mobilitazioni collettive e nuovi diritti nel lavoro di piattaforma Moderano: Niccolò Cuppini (SUPSI – CLWS, LUCI […]

PLUS TALKS, Gender and Platform Labour 1: Reproductive labour, affect and precarity across platforms. Online Webinar

As part of the PLUS TALKS Project activity, we are pleased to invite you to the next online Webinar: Webinar Series: New Perspectives on Platform Labour Gender and Platform Labour 1: Reproductive labour, affect and precarity across platforms. March the 9th 2021  (17:00h to 18:30h CET) Kylie Jarret, Crossing the Streams: Understanding the platform economy […]

Professor Marge Unt: “What do platforms do and how does it matter for precarity of platform workers?”

Professor Marge Unt (Comparative Sociology and the Head of Institute of International Social Studies at Tallinn University) was invited for discussion her new research on platforms: What do platforms do and how does it matter for precarity of platform workers? as virtual seminar at Kent University (28th Jan 2021) This research builds on the hybrid […]

Laurent Baronian at Entreprendre en Communs (18-20 Nov, 2020)

Last 20th Nov, our partner Laurent Baronian (Université Sorbonne Paris Nord), have made a presentation (on behalf of PLUS) on platform labour and reproduction of the labour force in a conference dedicated to the commons (in French) (http://encommuns.com/). He participated in the analysis of the problem of the reproduction of labour power in capitalist platforms, […]

Ebook “La digitalizzazione del lavoro: sguardi globali, nuove forme e nuovi attriti, impatto sul lavoro sociale” by Niccolò Cuppini and Maël Dif-Pradalier.

From today you can download the e-book of Centro competenze lavoro, welfare e società (CLWS) del Dipartimento economia aziendale, sanità e sociale (DEASS) entitled “La digitalizzazione del lavoro: sguardi globali, nuove forme e nuovi attriti, impatto sul lavoro sociale” (“The digitisation of work: global glances, new forms and new frictions, impact on social work”) edited […]

“Persistence and Innovations. Platform capitalism on new terrain” presented by UNIBO at DN25 (Tyumen, Nov 12th)

Our partner, Mattia Frapporti (UNIBO) participated the Conference titled “Global Dispositives. From #Digital Revolution to the #NewSilkRoad. Infrastructures and Discursive Imaginaries of Geopolitical Realities.” (Tyumen, Nov 12th), presenting the speech “Persistence and Innovations. Platform capitalism on new terrain”, focused in these aspects: The genealogy of platform capitalism with a critic on the paradigm of the […]

Project PLUS at the International Conference on “Digital platforms and the future of work” (Lisbon, Nov 12th)

Giovanni Allegretti (Centre for Social Studies, University of Coimbra) as Portuguese Coordinator of PLUS participated in the International Conference on “Digital platforms and the future of work” organized by CoLABOR with the support of the ILO-Lisbon (Nov 12th) with a presentation of the European PLUS Project and, in particular, of the work focusing on the […]

Covid-19 impact on Platform Economy: a preliminary outlook

With this report, PLUS consortium wants to contribute to a large debate on the role of platform economy and on how to deal with labour transformations after Covid-19 outbreak. The report tries to answer to a grid of several common questions for every city involved in PLUS project – frame the “platform economy urban background” […]

PLUS project was presented in the context of the IV conference of SISEC (Italian Society of Economic Sociology).

PLUS associates Federico Chicchi (Unibo), Emanuele Leonardi (CES) and Marco Marrone (Unibo) convened a 3-panel session titled “The Digital Factory: Platform Economy and Digital Labor between the Dissolution of the Wage-Institution and New Conventions”. The first panel was entirely composed by PLUS associates: Giorgio Pirina (CES) discussed the Uber Law in Lisbon, Stefania Animento (Leuphana […]

Round table about Labour & Digital Platforms, in the Sharing Cities Action Lab, at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2029 (SCEWC) (20th November 2019)

From 19 to 21 November, a new encounter took place at the Sharing Cities Action Lab, at the Smart City Expo World Congress 2029 (SCEWC). The goal is for the Sharing Cities Task Force and all relevant stakeholders to jointly devise a 2020 action Platform the Platform Economy and The Collaborative Economy based on the […]

PLUS in “Participatory Lab: Shaping our future in regions and cities: digitalisation, jobs, growth”

Eleni Kampouri from University of Hertfordshire  and Laurent Baronian from Université Paris 13 participated in “Participatory Lab: Shaping our future in regions and cities:  digitalisation, jobs, growth”. The event took place during the European Week of Regions and Cities: https://europa.eu/regions-and-cities/programme/sessions/448_en And it was organised by the  European Commission  officer for PLUS Kerstin Wilde.

Sharing Cities Action Stand Lab at the Smart City Expo Word Congress 2019 (SCEWC).

From 19 to 21 November, a new encounter will take place at the Sharing Cities Action Stand Lab at the Smart City Expo Word Congress 2019 (SCEWC). Following last year’s Sharing Cities Summit success, in which 50 global cities worked on a Declaration of principles and commitments for the Sharing Cities, as well as more […]

Workshop on platform labour (Lisbon, 23th Oct) organized by Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra, involving COLABOR.

The PLUS partner of the Center for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra (https://ces.uc.pt) organized on the 23th of October a workshop on platform labour in Lisbon, involving the researchers of COLABOR, (https://colabor.pt ) a collaborative laboratory for work, employment and social protection that involves members from academia, business, public administration and no-profit organizations. […]

PLUS project attended RC21 conference of Delhi 2019 “In and Beyond the City”

PLUS project attended RC21 conference of Delhi 2019 “In and Beyond the City”, represented by Maurilio Pirone and Mattia Frapporti (UNIBO), and Niccolò Cuppini (SUPSI). They organised a roundtable the morning of 20 september on “The Global Cahllenges of Platform Economies: A trans urban perspective”. In this occasion Mattia presented the project, Niccolò some results […]

Platform Urbanism

The intersection between urban transformations and the increasingly widespread advent of the platform (as a metaphor, as a business model, as an index of processes induced by new technologies and industry 4.0) is a crucial link in our times. Are cities becoming hardware and digital platforms in your software? Are the web and the big […]

Riding the platform

Our partner Alma Mater Studiorum – Universita Di Bologna hosts “Riding the platform. Labour regulation for platform workers. Conceptualising platform: legislative dimension”.

Critical Theories of Digital Labour con Luca Paltrinieri

The Bologna research team of PLUS organized last 6th of June a seminar with professor Luca Paltrinieri from the University of Rennes on critical theories of digital labor. (https://www.facebook.com/events/414842996034666/) Professor Paltrinieri spoke about the differences between classic capitalist firms and the disruptive model of platforms. Moreover, he rested on the growing entrepreneurship of individuals inside […]

PLUS project presentation at BEYOND4.0 summer school

PLUS project participated to the Summer School Work and Welfare in the Digital Age: what we know and what more we need to know organized by the H2020 project Beyond4.0 the 3-5 of June in San Sebastian (Spain). Maurilio Pirone and Mattia Frapporti from the Bologna research team reported the main features of the project: […]

Project PLUS: Platform Labour in Urban Spaces, Let’s start!

The kick off meeting of the project PLUS: Platform Labour in Urban Spaces: Fairness, Welfare, Development took place from the 31st Jan to the 1st Feb 2019, at the University of Bologna (Italy). An important group of partners are working together to go forward this relevant initiative, involving universities, research centers, cooperatives, unions networks and European […]

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