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Francesca Martinelli at Who Owns the World Conference, convened by the Platform Cooperativism Consortium at The New School in November 2019. Martinelli is a speaker for Town Hall 5 – Distributed Governance. 

About This Town Hall: Meet a group of entrepreneurial platform co-op founders presenting on enterprises that range in maturity, from emerging to well-established. They hail from as far as Turkey, Belgium, Finland, Spain, and Indonesia. The focus of the discussion is the governance of geographically dispersed independent contractors. Aggregating members and workers on a platform comes with unique opportunities for increasing participation and potentially also for distributed decision making.

Francesca Martinelli, after a Masters Degree in Philosophy and Ethics, obtained at the Università del Sacro Cuore of Milan in 2012, she got in 2017 a Ph.D. in “Human Capital Formation and Labour Relations” at the University of Bergamo in co-tutorship with Paris VIII Vincennes-St.-Denis. Now, she is in charge of institutional communication and international relations at the Italian cooperative Doc Servizi, and she is in the board of Doc Creativity. By the end of 2018, she is the director of the Centro Studi Doc Foundation, where she is in charge of research and development and advocacy. In 2018 she was awarded the prize “Astrolabio del sociale – Pierre Carniti” announced by Centro Studi CISL with an essay about cooperatives as new forms of representation from a European perspective, that has been published in 2019.

Added April 20, 2020