Sustaining platforms as commons: perspectives on participation, infrastructure, and governance
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such a challenge is a way to pursue PD’s renewed political agenda. The article foregrounds the concept of platforms as commons to bring designers’ attention towards those platform arrangements which are antithetical to platform capitalism exploitative ones. By building on Free and Open Source Software (FOSS), as a paradigmatic case of platform as commons, the article outlines participation, infrastructure, and governance as relevant perspectives for framing broad areas of sustainability concerns; and it articulates them along four approaches for supporting long-term sustainability in practice: maintaining, scaling, replicating, and evolving. Ultimately, this article provides participatory designers with a map of possible orientations to frame and support their work, research or interventions around the long-term sustainability of platforms as commons.
|Journal||CoDesign: International Journal of CoCreation in Design and the Arts|
|Publication status||Published - Jul 2019|
Research outputs (2)
Research output: Conference Article in Proceeding or Book/Report chapter › Article in proceedings › Research › peer-review
T. Scholz and N. Schneider (eds.). Ours to Hack and to Own. The Rise of Platform Cooperativism, a New Vision for the Future of Work and a Fairer Internet.
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