Grass­roots Radio at the Ethno­gra­phies of Col­lab­o­ra­tive Economi(es) Con­fer­ence

Last week, Grass­roots Radio has been pre­sent­ed at the Ethno­gra­phies of Col­lab­o­ra­tive Economi(es) Con­fer­ence, which took place in Edin­burgh (UK) on Octo­ber 25, 2019. Mari­acristi­na Scian­nam­blo (AMARC Europe) dis­cussed the paper titled “Co-design­ing col­lab­o­ra­tive care work through ethnog­ra­phy”, co-authored with Rober­to Cib­in (M‑ITI), Petra Žišt (M‑ITI), Chris Csík­szent­míha­lyi (M‑ITI), and Mau­r­izio Teli (Aal­borg Uni­ver­si­ty). The paper address­es a num­ber of issues – such as the impor­tance of lan­guage for com­mu­ni­ty engage­ment, the rela­tion­ship between dig­i­tal and phys­i­cal envi­ron­ments, and com­mon­al­i­ty – as they emerge from a con­ver­sa­tion between two H2020 CAPS projects, Grass­roots Radio and Com­mon­fare.

Pic by Natalia Avlona

The con­fer­ence was host­ed in the fas­ci­nat­ing set­ting of the Col­lege of Art at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Edin­burgh, and has wel­comed Euro­pean researchers from many dis­ci­plines who are cur­rent­ly con­duct­ing ethno­graph­ic stud­ies of prac­tices, cul­tures, socio-tech­ni­cal sys­tems and lived expe­ri­ences of col­lab­o­ra­tive economies.

The event has been sup­port­ed by the COST Action “From Shar­ing to Car­ing: Exam­in­ing the Socio-Tech­ni­cal Aspects of the Col­lab­o­ra­tive Econ­o­my” (CA16121, 2017 – 2021), which is nur­tur­ing a net­work of actors (aca­d­e­m­ic researchers, pol­i­cy mak­ers, prac­ti­tion­ers) who are work­ing to devel­op mod­els of col­lab­o­ra­tive econ­o­my and plat­forms as well as to assess the social and tech­no­log­i­cal impli­ca­tions of the col­lab­o­ra­tive econ­o­my through a prac­tice-focused approach.

Con­fer­ence pro­ceed­ings are avail­able at this link.

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