Urban Platform Economies: Transformations of labour and intersectional inequalities in care services – TICS

The trinational TICS research project is a collaboration between the University of Zurich, the University of Graz and the Europa-Universität Flensburg. The project asses the sociospatial dimensions and impacts on platform urbanism in the context of care work. Based on feminist geographies as a theoretical framework, the project aims to explore how the named rise of digitally mediated care services in platform economies transforms everyday lives and (re)shapes intersectional inequalities in the European cities of Hamburg, Vienna, and Zürich.

The project is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), the Austrian Science Fund (FWF) and the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF). It runs from October 2022 until September 2025.