This note explores examples of co-operative ways of organizing work and life that are rooted in a desire for radical eco-social change. We look at and unravel the politics of work and the ecology of support of Footprint, a worker-owned printing co-operative, which is located in Leeds (UK). The first part places special attention on the values and value-practices that inform the co-op’s daily activities, while the second part explores how the sustainability of Footprint’s radical working methods are interlinked with their participation in a (trans)local ecology of social and environmental activism.
Elzenbaumer, Bianca, and Fabio Franz. 2018. ‘Footprint: A Radical Workers Co-Operative and Its Ecology of Mutual Support’. Ephemera: Theory and Politics in Organization 18 (4): 791–804.