Programme – Brazilian Conference on Digital Labor

Niels van Doorn and Ludmila Abilio are keynote speakers

April 15 (Wednesday)

08:30 – Opening

Rafael Grohmann (Unisinos University)

09:00 – Keynotes – Digital Labor in South and North

Niels van Doorn (University of Amsterdam) – Stepping stone, stopgap, or dead end? Platform labor as/is migrant and minority labor

Ludmila Costhek Abilio (University of Campinas) – Uberization and the monopolized generalization of life on the periphery

14:00 Paper Presentations (details soon)

19:00 Panel – Digital Labor Beyond Platform Capitalism

Wendy Liu (Abolish Silicon Valley), video conference

Mario de Conto  (Co-operative Faculty of Technology)


Videos of cooperatives introducing themselves to the Brazilian public

Riders x Derechos BCN / Mensakas – Spain

Ampled – United States

Collective Tools – Sweden

Tiempo Argentino – Argentina

Enspiral – New Zealand

El Maizal – Argentina

Leeds Animation Workshop – England

Dies d’Agost – Spain


Abril 16 (Thursday)

09:00 – Panel – Regulation and Workers’ Organization in the Context of Digital Labor

Patrick Merísio (Public Labour Prosecution Office)

Game Workers Unite Argentina, video conference

Rio Grande do Sul App-Based Drivers Association


Videos of platform unions introducing themselves to the Brazilian public

#NiUnRepartidorMenos – México

Gig Workers Rising – United States

Asociación de Conductores Unidos de Aplicaciones (ACUA) – Chile

Writers Guild of America, East – United States

Communications Workers of America – United States

Gig Workers Collective – United States


14:00 Paper Presentations (details soon)


19:00 – Panel – Fairwork project: decent work in the platform economy

Kelle Owson (Fairwork Foundation/ Oxford Internet Institute)

Pradyumna Taduri (Fairwork Foundation Índia/ International Institute of Information Technology Bangalore)


Address: Unisinos University – Nilo Peçanha Avenue, 1600 – Porto Alegre, Brazil


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