Programme

Fearless Speech #10

Platform Capitalism

Part of the HAU event series “Fearless Speech”
 

Dialogue

English / 120 min.

What do Google and Facebook, Apple and Microsoft, Siemens and GE, Uber and Airbnb have in common? Across a wide range of sectors, these companies are transforming themselves into platforms: businesses that provide the hardware and software foundation for others to operate on. This transformation signals a major shift in how capitalist firms operate and how they interact with the rest of the economy: the emergence of platform capitalism. In his talk Nick Srnicek, together with Alex Williams author of the much discussed book “Inventing the Future: Postcapitalism and a World Without Work,” critically examines these new business forms, showing how the fundamental foundations of the economy are rapidly being split up among a small number of monopolistic platforms, and how the platform introduces new tendencies within capitalism that pose significant challenges to any vision of a post-capitalist future.

Dates

  • Past
    Tue 25.4.2017, 19:00 / HAU2

Credits

An event series by HAU Hebbel am Ufer.

Location

HAU2
Hallesches Ufer 32, 10963 Berlin

There are two marked parking spots in front of the building. (in Großbeerenstraße). Wheelchair ramp and lift available. Barrier-free restroom facilities are available. Advance notification advised via service@hebbel-am-ufer.de.

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