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 establish industrial relations.
At the same time, the research for alternative business models had been stimulated by the expansion of digitalisation and the need for fairer enterprises. Many attempts – both private that public – are taking place to build local and responsible platforms. The cooperative tradition is renewed thanks to the use of digital technologies. Which are the limits such attempts have to overcome? And which the opportunities for urban stakeholders?
General scenarios and practical experiences of alternative business models in platform economy were analysed in this online session. (17th Jun 2021, 05:00PM-6:00PM (CEST))
Melissa Renau Cano (Dimmons Research Group)
Eugeni Chafer (Katuma)
Tina Krell (Platform Alternatives)
Sara de Heusch and Marie Van Campenhout (Smart)
Piero Ingrosso (Almavicco)
Jonathan Reyes (Fairbnb)
Maurilio Pirone (UNIBO)
Video available here: https://youtu.be/WmfInkQ3L34