As part of the ‘DESIGN ETHICS FOR THE NEW NORMAL’ series by WOW New Agency, DARH member Adriana Eysler invited Gemma Copeland of digital coop Common Knowledge to discuss Co-operative Alternatives. Together they explore alternative ways of working in the cultural and creative industries, cooperative models and modes of production and their rise in the wake of COVID-19.
Adriana is Senior Lecturer in Contextual and Theoretical Studies and member of the Design Activism Research Hub at LCC. She has been active in the Precarious Workers Brigade, a collective that investigates and organizes against unpaid internships and precarious conditions in the creative sector, for the last 10 years, and is a member of the Designers + Cultural Workers branch of the union United Voices of the World.
Gemma is a digital designer and member of Common Knowledge, a not-for-profit worker cooperative that builds digital tools for and with grassroots activists. She is also part of the Designers + Cultural Workers branch of the union United Voices of the World.
Listen to the conversation here: https://www.instagram.com/p/CFPIfkeh1Q6/