Through fieldwork research conducted in Vio.Me between January and April 2014 and in July 2015, this article examines the self-managed factory of Vio.Me in Greece, one of the
most popular examples of these alternative forms of resistance during anti-austerity mobilizations in the country.
The anti-austerity mobilizations that developed after the beginning of the economic crisis brought to the forefront the increase in self-organized, solidarity structures. One of the
most popular examples of these alternative forms of resistance is the self-managed factory of Vio.Me in Greece. After the owners abandoned the company in 2011, the Vio.Me workers occupied the factory and decided to operate it under the control of their general assembly. Through fieldwork research conducted in Vio.Me between January and April 2014 and in July 2015, this empirical inquiry examines Vio.Me’s organizational structure, its communication channels and its market environment in order to shed light on the mechanisms that enabled the passage from hierarchy to horizontality.
Journal Article - 2018
Monograph - 2018