Questions from Gig Workers session at ‘Reshaping Work in the Platform Economy conference

At “future of work” conferences there is usually a lot of talk about gig workers. Opportunities to talk with gig workers are much less common, however, even though they are arguably the most important stakeholder group out there. After all, it is their future that is at stake here. To include gig workers in a debate that is essentially about their lives and livelihoods, this session is structured around the questions and comments they bring to the table. What are their perspectives, priorities and uncertainties? What changes would they like to see with respect to how their work is organized and valued – if any? And is there even a unified “they” to begin with?

In this session:


Laurin Sepoetro,  Senior Associate, EU Public Policy at Uber

Michelle van Os, Managing director Helpling Nederland

Josien van Breda, Independent Labor Market Consultant


 Alina Lupu, Conceptual artist


UberEATS, Helpling, Foodora, Upwork, Uber and more.


Niels van Doorn, Assistant Professor of New Media and Digital Culture in the Department of Media Studies (Faculty of the Humanities) at the University of Amsterdam.

This recording contains 5 video’s: a recording of the ‘Questions from Gig Workers’ session and 4 introduction talks by the 3 panelists and Alina Lupo, conceptual artist and gig worker.

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