Platform capitalism and the new logics of commodification of places

Journal title TERRITORIO
Author/s Filippo Celata
Publishing Year 2019 Issue 2018/86 Language Italian
Pages 9 P. 48-56 File size 485 KB
DOI 10.3280/TR2018-086006
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Starting from the case of Civita di Bagnoregio, this article discusses how the diffusion of platforms such as Airbnb or Tripadvisor impacts upon the commodification and turistification of places. The idea is that the digital ecosystem that increasingly mediates our relation with space does not merely substitute the traditional intermediaries and mediators. Digital platforms introduce instead their own logics, which can be fully understood only by looking at their ways of extraction and accumulation of value. The aim of this article is to provide a preliminary and partial map to understand these logics, their spatial effects, and how they translate into dangerous forms of technological, economic and symbolical capture.

Keywords: Platform capitalism; peer-to-peer; tourist imaginaries

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Filippo Celata, Il capitalismo delle piattaforme e le nuove logiche di mercificazione dei luoghi in "TERRITORIO" 86/2018, pp 48-56, DOI: 10.3280/TR2018-086006