HCI, solidarity movements and the solidarity economy

Vasilis Vlachokyriakos, Clara Crivellaro, Pete Wright, Evika Karamagioli, Eleni Revekka Staiou, Dimitris Gouscos, Rowan Thorpe, Antonio Krüger, Johannes Schöning, Matt Jones, Shaun Lawson, Patrick Olivier

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Abstract

The financial crisis and austerity politics in Europe has had a devastating impact on public services, social security and vulnerable populations. Greek civil society responded quickly by establishing solidarity structures aimed at helping vulnerable citizens to meet their basic needs and empower them to co-create an anti-austerity movement. While digital technology and social media played an important role in the initiation of the movement, it has a negligible role in the movement's on-going practices. Through embedded work with several solidarity structures in Greece, we have begun to understand the 'solidarity economy' (SE) as an experiment in direct democracy and self-organization. Working with a range of solidarity structures we are developing a vision for a 'Solidarity HCI' committed to designing to support personal, social and institutional transformation through processes of agonistic pluralism and contestation, where the aims and objectives of the SE are continuously re-formulated and put into practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2017 ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
EditorsCliff Lampe, m.c. schraefel
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Pages3126-3137
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781450346559
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2017 - Colorado Convention Center, Denver, United States of America
Duration: 6 May 201711 May 2017
Conference number: 35th
https://chi2017.acm.org/
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/3025453 (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2017
Abbreviated titleCHI 2017
CountryUnited States of America
CityDenver
Period6/05/1711/05/17
Internet address

Keywords

  • Digital civics
  • Social movements
  • Solidarity economy

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