Thursday 23 April (from 16.30 to 17.30) eight qualified professionals, involved with different roles in office design and management, will be panelists at the webinar to express their visions and suggest constructive inputs on current issues related to the problems raised by the health emergency, not only in the short term.
We will talk about the changes in workplace design approach and we will try to identify keywords replacing those of the new ways of working and the sharing economy.
Free webinar, italian language, limited places, register here.
Will corona virus change the approach to workplace design?
Will we still be able to apply models based on activity based office, space optimization, collaboration, coworking, sharing?
What role will space planning and interior design play in the post-pandemic?
These and other current topics will be addressed by:
Alessandro Adamo, Lombardini22 Partner and DEGW Italy Director
Pietro Carullo, Cardex co-founder
Alberto Cominelli, Head of Project Management Italy CBRE
Luciana De Laurentiis, Institutional Relations Fastweb
Lorenzo Maresca, Managing Director Sedus Italia
Gabriele Masi, anthropologist and WOW! Collaborator
Mauro Mordini, Country Manager Regus Italy
Cino Zucchi, Architect, Milan Polytechnic Professor and Visiting Professor Harvard University
Renata Sias, director of WOW! Webmagazine, moderates the webinar.
The idea of this webinar starts from a research done over 30 years ago with my teacher Isao Hosoe (the book and the exhibition of the same name at the Triennale “Work Encounters – Domesticity in the Office”).
The idea was to identify new keywords in contrast to those summarized by Lewis Mumford in 1967 in “The Myth of the Machine”.
He wrote: “Power, speed, motion, standardization, mass production, quantification, precision, uniformity, astronomical regularity, control – above all control – these became the passwords of modern society in the new Western style”.
New keywords of the post-industrial era that have taken shape in recent decades and also materialized in our workplaces:
Networking, hub, sharing, collaboration, cross-fertilization, hybridization, fluidity, conviviality, contamination, smart working, social networks, digital technology, etc.
We have not the crystal ball, but identifying keywords need to summarize concepts analyze complex systems: it can be a useful mental exercise even today.
Foto by Muhd Asyraaf, courtesy unsplash