Ethnographies of Collaborative Economi(es) Conference

Date: 25 October

Start time: 9:00am

End time: 5:30pm

Location: West Court, Main Building Edinburgh College of Art, 74 Lauriston Place

Organising Committee: Dr Penny Travlou (ESALA, University of Edinburgh) and Professor Luigina Ciolfi (Sheffield Hallam University)


In this one-day research conference on Friday 25 October 2019, we  bring together interdisciplinary scholars to explore ethnographic accounts and understandings of collaborative economy practices and communities, and therefore contributing to the development of a multi-faceted view on sharing and caring practices. The conference also focuses on the methodological aspects of studying collaborative economi(es) e.g. collaborative ethnography, participatory action research, co-design etc. We see this conference as an opportunity to develop a more holistic perspective on studying collaborative economies, and to connect this scholarship to recent research on sharing and caring practices.

The conference is supported by the COST Action “From Sharing to Caring: Examining the Socio-Technical Aspects of the Collaborative Economy” (CA16121, 2017-2021), developing a network of actors focusing on the development of collaborative economy models and platforms and on social and technological implications of the collaborative economy through a practice focused approach.

The Conference is free, but places are limited. So registration is required via eventbrite: