Kultursymposium Weimar 2016 – Diskussion “Ours to Govern and to Own“ in New York
Cultural Symposium Weimar 2016 by the Goethe-Institut | Share and swap | June 1st – 3rd, 2016
In the run-up to the Weimar Cultural Symposium, the Goethe-Institut New York, in cooperation with the New School, invited to the event “Ours to Govern and to Own”. The starting point for the debate was the Platform Cooperativism movement, which advocates cooperative Internet platforms managed by users themselves. Trebor Scholz, pioneer of Platform Cooperativism, discussed the prospects for collective ownership, data transparency and democratic controls on the Internet in an interview with four pioneers in this field. Emma Yorra, vice president of the Cooperative Development Program at the Center for Family Life (CFL) in Brooklyn, spoke among others. She presented “Coopify”, a digital platform for cooperatives run by women with a migration background. The short film gives an insight into the work of the CFL and asks about future opportunities and challenges of “Coopify”.