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Own this! Prensentation
April 29, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Trebor Scholz’s upcoming presentation on his new book “Own This!” is not to be missed. In his talk, Scholz will examine the world in the midst of a changing landscape brought on by the climate crisis, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the pervasive power of big tech companies. In addition, the presentation will delve into the concept of “platform cooperativism,” a movement that aims to establish democratic ownership and decision-making by workers and users of digital platforms as the primary goal of business.
Scholz’s book, which he will discuss during the presentation, provides concrete examples of alternative models that can be implemented to achieve equity, love, and solidarity. These include a digital cooperative of farmers in the south of India that brings their harvest directly to the market, a worker-owned and operated alternative to Uber run on the blockchain in Quebec, an artist-focused platform cooperative in Belgium, and an Italian short-term rental platform that donates half of its profits to the communities in which it operates.
Scholz’s years of work with people from all over the world have been distilled into this short, well-argued book that challenges the theories taught in business schools and used in corporate boardrooms worldwide. His presentation will be an insightful and thought-provoking look at the possibilities for a more equitable and democratic future in the digital age.