Jun, 2016
17:30 - 19:30
Jun, 2016
17:30 - 19:30


Making a living in the Next Economy

Economische Verkenningen Rotterdam + Studio Wolfpack
Let’s face it: there will be less and less permanent jobs. So how can we still make a decent living in the next economy? How does the next economy pan out on street level? What new skills does a city dweller need?
In studies the concept of the Gig Economy has been advanced– making a living with temp jobs. On the street we call it hustling – creating your own opportunities and doing what you have to. Both terms are about one and the same thing: the requirement of other skills than living off a steady job .

What does hustling in the Next Economy mean? How can we build a life on juggling gigs? What impact do new platforms have on our opportunities? Which changes are about to happen and how do they affect our city? Economic Explorations Rotterdam and Studio Wolfpack are diving into it. Please join us and learn with us.

Serdar Özturk, photographer and best practice of the gig economy – found his niche: Turkish weddings; hussled his way up and now has over 40k followers on Instagram
Ruud Muffels, professor at Tilburg University and director of the Research Institute for Flexicurity, Labour Market Dynamics and Social Cohesion – how demanding and/or challenging will the next economy be?
Aruna Vermeulen, co-founder of the Hiphophuis and Renee Trijselaar, business coach – about actual hustling and conducting business at street level.
Harmen van Sprangen Share NL – knowledge platform for the sharing economy- about its shared city approach and opportunities for Rotterdam.
Alex Rosenblat Data & Society (NYC) – about her research on the algorithms and the deliberate side effects of Über;
Mattijs Taanman, transition researcher talks about the solidarity bubble that is about to blow up.

Moderator is Bart Krull (Social Enterprise NL, Tegenlicht meet ups and the Skills-series at Pakhuis de Zwijger).

Time: 5.30 - 7.30 p.m. (doors open 5 p.m.)
Location: Fenixloods II, Paul Nijghkade 19, Rotterdam
Language: Dutch
Admission fee: none, provided you can produce a valid exhibition ticket.
Making a reservation in advance is highly recommended, go here.