Jean Lievens: Matthieu Lietaert Interviews Trebor Scholz on Platform Co-Op

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Jean Lievens
Jean Lievens

Bringing the Platform Co-op “Rebel Cities” Together: An Interview with Trebor Scholz

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing Trebor Scholz, Associate Professor for Culture & Media at the New School and author of the book Uber-Worked and Underpaid: How Workers Are Disrupting the Digital Economy (Polity, 2016). He is currently touring European cities to talk about platform cooperativism.

Platform cooperativism, as he puts it, is “a way of joining the peer-to-peer and co-op movements with online labor markets while insisting on communal ownership and democratic governance.” I talked to him about this young movement, its rise, and the steps ahead.