Thank you to all who came out for Who Owns The World?
Let’s start the reflection with some photos and the archived live stream of the event.
We’ll share the video interviews as soon as we can, too. We’ll keep editing this post to turn
it into a review.
Focusing on concrete, near-term economic alternatives, this event convened 150 speakers from over 30 countries to meet each other, co-design, and learn about a wide range of topics:
- new models for distributed governance
- best practices for cooperation including the allocation of startup funding
- misogyny and racism in co-ops
- ecological sustainability
- worker power in the platform economy
- the potential of platform co-ops for data trusts
- data co-ops
- and data sovereignty
Kirsten Gillibrand, United States Senator; John Martin McDonnell, Shadow Chancellor of the Exchequer (opposition Finance Minister) of the Labour Party, UK; Dieter Janecek, member of the German Bundestag; New York Assemblymember Ron Kim,
Coming to us from Zambia, Hip Hop artist PilAto, a.k.a Zambia’s Voice of Inequality, performed a remake of Childish Gambino’s This Is America. The New School Hip Hop Collective staged a night of Liberation. Prof. Daniel Blake and his Music for Political Action Fall 2019 course at The New School selected and researched the history of songs that relate to our event. You heard them in the breaks. Stefania de Kenessey and vocalists Lisa Daehlin (soprano) and Waundell Saavedra (bass) will perform their live rendition of the platform co-op anthem!
convener: Trebor Scholz
producer: Michael McHugh