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TiP Talk by Airi Lampinen: Alternative Ways of Organizing Work

October 30, 2019 @ 12:00 - 14:00

IT University of Copenhagen, 30. October 2019, 12.00—14.00
Rued Langgaards Vej 7, Copenhagen
Room: Aud. 4

The Technologies in Practice (TiP) research group at ITU is happy to present Senior Lecturer in Human–Computer Interaction and Docent in Social Psychology Airi Lampinen from Stockholm University/University of Helsinki, as our next speaker in our TiP Talk Speaker Series.


Airi Lampinen’s talk will highlight grassroots efforts to create alternative ways of organizing work. The focus will be on social and economic arrangements that are not geared solely at economic value and may not aim at scaling up. The talk draws on empirical work on cooperatives as well as the self-organizing network Hoffice that brings together people who wish to cocreate temporary workplaces. What can we learn from such – sometimes humble and halting – efforts at creating new social and economic models? In promoting a focus on local meshing (Light & Clodagh, 2019), instead of the kind of scaling familiar from global, for-profit initiatives, the talk invites us to expand our thinking into what future economies can look like and the part technologies may play in them.


Airi Lampinen is an Associate Senior Lecturer in Human–Computer Interaction at the Department of Computer and Systems Sciences (DSV) at Stockholm University, Sweden, and a Docent in Social Psychology in the Faculty of Social Sciences at University of Helsinki, Finland. The main focus of her current research is on interpersonal and economic encounters in the context of networked platforms. She is the Principal Investigator on the projects Economic Encounters for Human–Computer Interaction and Algorithmic Systems, Power, and Interaction. Moreover, she is actively involved in the COST Action From Sharing to Caring: Examining Socio-Technical Aspects of the Collaborative Economy (http://sharingandcaring.eu) where she co-leads the working group on collaborative economy practices and communities.

TiP Talks – a series of talks

The Technologies in Practice research group at the ITU is the organizer behind this series of talks, “TiP Talks”, where we have invited academically distinguished speakers to ITU to share their research, which we consider as being of inspiration for academics who are interested in qualitative studies of technologically mediated practices in organizations.

This talk is open for everyone, but the content is intended for an academic audience as it builds upon previous research.
No registration needed.


October 30, 2019
12:00 - 14:00
Event Category:


Technologies in Practice
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IT University of Copenhagen
Rued Langgaards Vej 7
Copenhagen, 2300 Denmark
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We have four regular events

  1. The TiP Salon runs weekly during the semester. We convene around constructive engagement with new publications, visitors to the group and work in progress. The meeting is open, and runs at 12:00-13:00 on Wednesdays. Please contact Lara Reime to sign up to the email list.
  2. Shut up and Write runs weekly during the semester. Based on the model promoted by Inger Mewburn, we commit to writing projects on the whiteboard and write in shorter sessions with breaks. For more, see here.
  3. The TiP Invited Speaker Series has been running since 2018, and each year 3-4 invited speakers present their work in a public forum. All welcome.
  4. The TiP Writing Workshop takes place twice a semester, where contributions from all members of TiP are welcome. The purpose of the workshop is to give and receive feedback on ‘in progress’ work. Practically the workshop entails reading all participants’ submission, being a ‘caring opponent’ on one particular text, and participating in constructive debate about the texts.

Sporadic events

When PhD students are at the right stage of their studies, they resurrect the longstanding institution of the STS Reading Group. Previous seasons of the Reading Group can be found here (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017).