The course takes place in period

2 (2019-10-28 to 2019-12-31)


Professional studies

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Recommended year of study


Total number of ECTS

5 cr

Competency aims

The aim of the course is to prepare students for changes in society that connect to the sharing economy, to be able to pay attention to the challenges and opportunities, and to offer understanding and analytical tools to prospective employees, freelancers and entrepreneurs in culture and media.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course the student is expected to be aware of changes and social tendencies that attach to the sharing economy. Students can orient themselves and be proactive and active in this environment. Students can analyze sharing economy, and adapt their creative work to it.

Course contents

What does it mean to work with culture and media in the sharing economy? An economy dominated by a digital existence, immense success for companies like Google, Facebook, Uber and AirBnB, an insecure labor market with snooping jobs and increased performance requirements, an abundance of information, consumption demands and climate anxiety, as well as a desire for alternatives and meaningful life. The course contains five parts: 1) Culture and media in the sharing economy 2) The insecure working life 3) Moving consumer roles and networks 4) The importance of self-management and life management 5) A variety of networks, services and platforms (analysis assignment with seminar where the students present their cases) We examine the sharing economy on a broad front and from several perspectives, but initially a sharing economy is defined as follows: the part of the economy where peers give each other access to underutilized resources, property as well as services, against or without payment. This can be done using digital platforms or through analog ways. However, it is common for resources to be shared with users beyond their own circle of acquaintances. (SOU 2017, 64).

Prerequisites and co-requisites

Participants are expected to have basic knowledge of media and culture. Otherwise, the course is open to all specializations in media culture, as well as to students in cultural production.

Recommended or required reading

Bradley, K (2017) Delningsekonomi. På användarnas villkor. SOU 2017:26. Tillgänglig: aabf7f731c4e18aaee3b8dc3621063/delningsekonomi-- pa-anvandarnas-villkor-sou-201726 Nylund, M (2018) Jakamistalous ja alustatyö. Eduskunnan tulevaisuusvaliokunnan julkaisu, Tulevaisuusvaliokunta. Tillgänglig: lkaisut/Documents/tuvj_3+2018.pdf Nylund, M (2019) Delningsekonomi i Norden. Policy- och strategidokument i Danmark, Finland och Sverige. Helsingfors. Tankesmedjan Agenda. Helsingfors. INTRODUCTION TO SHARING AND COLLABORATIVE CONSUMPTION: // plus/project-result-content/1ee057b8-a7a2-454b- bf8c-fd143fdb5cf4/01%20-%20IO1%20- %20Guide_Sharing_EN.pdf Sundararajan, Arun (2016) The sharing economy: The end of employment and the rise of crowd-based capitalism.

Study activities

  • Lectures - 0 hours
  • Excursions and demonstrations - 0 hours
  • Individual- and group instruction - 0 hours
  • Practical exercises - 0 hours
  • Small-group work - 0 hours
  • Project- and production work/artistic activities - 0 hours
  • Individual studies - 0 hours
  • Internet-based studies - 0 hours
  • Seminars - 0 hours


  • Total workload of the course: 0 hours
  • Of which autonomous studies: 0 hours
  • Of which scheduled studies: 0 hours

Mode of Delivery

Participation in tuition

Assessment methods

  • Demonstrations and proficiency exams
  • Essays, reports, productions and portfolio

Assessment requirements

To pass the course the student should participate in class and pass the course paper.


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Group size

No limit (12 students enrolled)

Assignments valid until

12 months after course has ended

Course enrolment period

2019-10-14 to 2019-11-10

Assessment methods

  • 2019-03-07 - Demonstrations and presentations
  • 2019-03-07 - Reports and productions
Room reservations
Date Time Room Title Description Organizer
2019-10-29 10:15 - 16:00 A312 Kultur och media i delandets ekonomi
2019-10-29 10:15 - 16:00 Breddstudier Kultur och media i delandets ekonomi rum A312 Nylund Mats
2019-11-05 10:15 - 16:00 A312 Kultur och media i delandets ekonomi
2019-11-12 10:15 - 16:00 A312 Kultur och media i delandets ekonomi
2019-11-19 10:15 - 16:00 A312 Kultur och media i delandets ekonomi
2019-11-26 10:15 - 16:00 A312 Kultur och media i delandets ekonomi
2019-12-10 10:15 - 16:00 A312 Kultur och media i delandets ekonomi
2019-12-12 10:15 - 16:00 A312 Kultur och media i delandets ekonomi

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