The Solidarity Economy and Sharing
1 October 2016, 10:30 - 12:30
Today we hear mostly about the sharing economy as a new phenomenon, but cooperative economic models have existed for many years, especially in Montreal. What can we learn from these already-existing models? How do these self-run organisations operate? What...
Accessing the Sharing Economy
1 October 2016, 13:30 - 15:30
How does technology influence the ways people participate in the sharing economy? Who really benefits in the sharing economy? How do technologically facilitated environments contribute to the rise of corporate driven sharing platforms versus digital sharing...
The Knowledge Economy
1 October 2016, 16:30 - 18:30
When we think about the sharing economy we tend to conjure Uber, AirBnb and other mega corporations capitalizing on and exploiting needy people under the guise of sharing and caring. Before the rise of this "alternative" economy, however, people...