The term ‘New Work’ is ever-present in the discourse of the on-going evolution of our world - especially in a modern metropolis like Berlin. Work’s definition in today’s society has evolved. It no longer exists for the sole purpose of earning money, but about the whole well-being of every individual. What am I doing in the time between 9am to 6pm? Where am I going? With whom and why? Our worklife is affected by work arrangements - a term called Workplace-Strategy - which have radically changed in the last couple of years. Flexible working hours combined with new interior, places to just hangout or napping-zones are just a few of ingredients of new office concepts. The concept of Co-Working-Places started their way in San Francisco and increased rapidly to the whole world. Nowadays Berlin is one of the places to be for Co-Working-Spaces as the influential culture of the city is growing for businesses.
By questioning the status quo of the existing paradigm of co-working the conference will address different ways of co-working as a strategy, a mindset or an evolving system for collaboration. Do existing Co-Working-Spaces really enable people to collaborate or is it more an alongside-working system? How does the movement influence companies in changing their workplace-strategy? By inviting people with different backgrounds to discuss the topic of co-creating places we want to find out more about the current state and future possibilities of co-creation for the individual and group of collaborating people.
Next to the organisation of this conference the topic is connected to an conducting research for the master thesis of Lukas Pardylla in communication in social and economic context at University of Arts Berlin in the topic of “Raumentwicklung für Co-Creatives Arbeiten”. The results from the conference (including the workshops and discussions), the theoretical research of current state of research and interviews with Operators, Co-Workers, Workplace-Strategist and property developers are building the core of the master thesis. The academic paper will be summarized and handed to all the participants from the conference.
"Most Coworkers are occupied in new media technologies and the creative industries (Pohler, 2012). However, the sample itself is not completely homogenous; the only connecting link among Coworkers is that all of them use a coworking space, exclusively or sporadically " (Andorfer 2013).
We are glad that you are interested in the co-created spaces conference VOL. 1.
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