The Platform: A new Spatial Format?

Sarah Ruth Sippel (SFB 1199 & Leipzig U)

The weekly colloquium of the Collaborative Research Centre provides a forum for presentations by external guests as well as by members of the SFB 1199 within a tailored thematic framework. The format helps to create a common ground for discussion between guests, the Collaborative Research Centre, as well as the wider academic public. The complete program can be found here.

This week, Sarah Ruth Sippel, principal investigator of the sub-project C04, will give a talk titled The Platform: A new Spatial Format? Platform economy, platform capitalism, platformification, platformization — in recent years, the spatial metaphor of the platform has proliferated to describe transformations within the global economy. Can the platform be considered as a new spatial format, and should thus be integrated into the SFB 1199’s systematic analysis? This presentation seeks to start this discussion based on a review of the mushrooming platform literature and its spatial references.

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