Ethnographies of Collaborative Economi(es) Conference

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference


This one day conference brought together more than 20 researchers and 60 attendees to discuss ethnographic research on various aspects of collaborative economy. I was the Host Organiser and Conference Chair. The papers were published in the Conference Proceedings including an introduction by the two organisers: Penny Travlou and Luigina Ciolfi (Sheffield Hallam University).

The conference was supported by the COST Action “From Sharing to Caring: Examining the Socio-Technical Aspects of the Collaborative Economy” (CA16121, 2017-2021), developing a network of actors focusing on the development of collaborative economy models and platforms and on social and technological implications of the collaborative economy through a practice focused approach.

The conference aligns with the COST Action’s Working Group 1 activities to bring together different ethnographic case studies on collaborative economy with the aim to a) build a basis for developing a multi-faceted view on sharing and caring practices and b) develop a theoretical framework to interpret and classify the different cases.
Period25 Oct 2019
Event typeConference
LocationEdinburgh, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • collaborative economy
  • ethnography
  • case studies
  • European Union