Luciana Bruno – “Cataki Case Study” as Part of Who Owns the World? PCC Conference at The New School 2019
Luciana Bruno at Who Owns the World Conference, convened by the Platform Cooperativism Consortium at The New School in November 2019. Luciana is a speaker for the Research Reports by the Fellows of the Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy session.
In April, 2019, Prof. Trebor Scholz founded the Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy at The New School. Hear a brief report from an inaugural research fellow:
“Connecting Waste Pickers in Brazil – Cataki, a Case Study” — Luciana Bruno
Luciana Bruno is a Brazilian journalist and a research fellow of the Institute for the Cooperative Digital Economy at The New School. Luciana is researching the case of Brazilian platform Cataki, an app that matches individuals who have recyclable waste in their homes with waste pickers, or “catadores” in Portuguese, operating in their neighborhoods.
Through interviews, the research purpose is to know whether Cataki actually increases the income of the collectors and whether it allows some kind of organization of those workers. The study is important for analyzing the conditions of a widely marginalized group of workers in Brazilian society.