Up&Go | Scaling Worker Co-operatives Through Platforms

How might CFL leverage technologies to increase worker co-operatives' impact on people's lives? How might they be pioneers in truly democratizing the sharing economy?

Through design thinking workshops with members of 10 co-operatives and consultations with funders & professionals, we created a platform & web app that served the workers whose labor it amplified. 

In conjunction with this work, we developed scaling scenarios ranging from a federation model to social franchising to prepare for the platforms dissemination to other cities. Our scenarios prioritized democratic governance, local control & adaptability, and worker awareness. 

02/2016 - 07/2016 (40 days)
Center for Family Life (Sunset Park) | Robin Hood Foundation
New York, USA