Weizenbaum Berlin Open Lab Meeting: Platform cooperativism and the new commons

In times where ownership is increasingly concentrated in the hands of a powerful few, there has been a renewed interest in the concept of the commons – especially in the digital realm. Deeply rooted in human history, a commons arises wherever a community decides to manage a resource in a collective manner with regard to equitable access, use and sustainability. There will be an introduction to the field by Emilia Knabe.

On this basis, we would like to discuss with you whether the commons can possibly be a key ingredient for change for example in the form of platform cooperativism? Can the commons fulfill the promise of the early web to decentralise power to make more democratic ownership possible?

Emilia Knabe is a student assistant in research group 8: Inequality and Digital Sovereignty

Contact: Johanna Hampf johanna.hampf[at]wzb.eu

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