De Stavola – A New Platform Union. The Case of Rappi in Mexico City

De Stavola – A New Platform Union. The Case of Rappi in Mexico City

De Stavola – A New Platform Union. The Case of Rappi in Mexico City

640 427 Into the Black Box

Here the second video of Into the Black Box session at RC21 conference “In and Beyond the City”

RC21 Conference 18-21 September, Delhi

Roundtable The Global Challenges of Platform Economy: A Trans-Urban Perspective

Federico De Stavola – A New Platform Union. The Case of Rappi in Mexico City

 

The platforms, informed by extractive, financial and logistical logics, as installing in Latin America, find and catch some characteristics of the urban fabric, producing subjectivity. By discussing the case of Rappi in Mexico City, we will use two Latin American theoretical contributions, the so called “neoliberalism from below”, raised by Verónica Gago, and “over-exploitation of work”, theorized in the 70s by Ruy Mauro Marini; they will let us shed light, respectively, on popular self-entrepreneurship and the robbery of value through the outsourcing to the rider of the means of production