Today’s most known representatives of the sharing economy discussed in global media are online platforms built on top of venture capital backed, hierarchically structured organizations. Francesca Pick and Julia Dreher argue that there is a fundamental misunderstanding today in the discussion of the subject: the sharing economy is built on rhizomatic network structures holding the potential for deeper societal transformation.
Francesca Pick and Julia Dreher
Francesca Pick is developing the non-profit OuiShare and is chair of the collaborative economy conference OuiShare Fest. She speaks, writes and consults about new forms of organization and leadership, the power of community and collaboration. She tweets under @francescapick. Julia Dreher studied at Zeppelin University, Columbia University, New York, and at Sorbonne, Paris. She is working on questions concerning the constitution of power of civil society and organizational theory with a focus on networks/heterarchies. Julia also worked for several Civil Society Organisation in France and Portugal, the House of World Cultures (HKW) in Berlin, and the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) in Cairo, Egypt.