3rd Digital Geographies Conference
Can digital technologies bring hope to vulnerable territories?
September 11-13, 2023
University of Lisbon, Portugal
(University of Oxford)
Mark Graham is Professor of Internet Geography at the Oxford Internet Institute, a Senior Research Fellow at Green Templeton College, a Research Affiliate in the University of Oxford’s School of Geography and the Environment, a Research Associate at the Centre for Information Technology and National Development in Africa at the University of Cape Town, and a Visiting Researcher at the Berlin Social Science Centre. He leads a range of research projects spanning topics between digital labour, the gig economy, internet geographies, and ICTs and development.
He has led three large-scale multi-country studies (including a five-year ERC Starting Grant), which examine the production networks of digital work. Together with colleagues on three continents, Mark has started a participatory action research project called the Fairwork Foundation. This initiative, which he founded in 2018 and now runs together with a group of labour lawyers and labour sociologists, has now grown to an international project team of over 200 people in 39 countries. As of 2023, the project has released scorecards in 33 countries. Through their engagement activities, the project has already influenced dozens platforms to make 144 pro-worker changes to their policies concerning minimum and living wages, fair contracts, anti-discrimination policies, and recognition of worker associations (see https://fair.work/ for more information).
Lizzie Richardson studied Geography at the University of Cambridge and Durham University. Since 2020, she is a Junior Professor of Digital Geography in the Department of Human Geography in Frankfurt. She has previously held research and teaching positions at the University of Sheffield, Durham University and the University of Cambridge. Much of her research focuses on the socio-spatial dimensions of economy, with a particular interest in work cultures and technologies. Her current research examines the emergence and implications of platform technologies and platformization for the spatial definition of economic activity.
The 3rd Digital Geographies Conference will take place at Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning, University of Lisbon.
Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning - University of Lisbon
Rua Branca Edmée Marques