The L.A. Co-op Lab is Making Worker Ownership Mobile
*Featured imageÂ courtesy ofÂ Dr. Pop
In Los Angeles, itâ€™s not business as usual. The LA Co-op Lab has launched an exciting new effort to bring the co-op movement to the streets, calling the project â€œThe Mobile Co-op Lab.â€
According to the Dr. Pop website, â€œThe Mobile Co-op Lab is a collaboration between Dr. Pop, the L.A. Co-op Lab, and the Arroyo Sustainable Economies Community Organization â€” as well as worker co-ops in formation, freelancers looking for a team, and numerous organizations that want to make work more available, dignified, and democratic.â€
Part of the work of the Mobile Co-op Lab is to test capacity for worker ownership in Los Angeles by encouraging participants to envision together what it would be like to own a cooperative together. One of TESAâ€™s favorite workshops offered is called the Worker Co-op Playscape workshop, where a giant version of Co-opoly: The Game of Cooperatives is played!
image from #lacooprevolutionÂ
TESA had for a while been considering creating our own blow-up version of the game, so we were inspired to see our friends DIY create one themselves! So stay tuned, as we start to tinker and put together a version available for everyone!
Of course, in the meantime, you can still get the regular version in our store.
You can currently check the L.A. Co-op Lab out on social media at: #lacooprevolution. If youâ€™re around L.A. anytime, contact the L.A. Co-op Lab to schedule your own Worker Co-op Playscape workshop, and tell them TESA sent you!Â