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Free coworking stresses the importance of community building and social capital

Veröffentlicht am 10. April 2012 von Felix Schürholz in Kategorie: CoWorking Basics, Konzeptionelles, CoWorking Kultur, CoWorking News International, Meinung, Videos | Kommentieren »

Already one of the great fruits of the widespread discussion on free coworking is the acknowledgement that paid coworking has lost its bearings in many instances. Alex Hillman on his blog dangerouslyawesome puts it like this: „MANY paid coworking spaces aren’t differentiating themselves from business centers and aren’t keeping in line with the coworking core values. Social capital is often missing from the exchange between the provider and the member.“ I fully agree with Alex!!!

Philip Rosedale, founder of Linden Lab gets into Free Coworking

Veröffentlicht am 30. März 2012 von Felix Schürholz in Kategorie: CoWorking Kultur, CoWorking News International, Free Coworking Directory, Videos | Kommentieren »

Philip Rosedale, the creator of  Second Life is interested in coworking and the future of work. With his new company „Coffee & Power“ he is trying to connect the techie and coworking community. With three so called „Workclubs“ already opened in San Francisco, Santa Monica & Portland (Oregon) (see Free Coworking Directory) he attempts to bridge „the classic digital/brick and mortar divide“ as one user says. Asked in the video below to his core motivation for „Coffee & Power“ he says: „Build an infrastructure where people can build things really, really quickly without the bu..sh.t (;-) of … (in short) … Get people to work really fast together“.

Skill-Sharing can be fun: Enter the Free Coworking Skill Sharing

Veröffentlicht am 23. März 2012 von Felix Schürholz in Kategorie: CoWorking News International, Feuilleton, Fun, Satire, Videos | Kommentieren »

To all talented and creative people out there: Share your talent and share your skills. Follow the great example of Nice Raymond from LA and enter your skills and projects. Skill Sharing can be extremely diverse and surprising. If you do not enter, we cannot connect with you:

For more information on Free Coworking please refer to our resource page.

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Team-building by Skill-Sharing: Identify your key style of thinking in a team

Veröffentlicht am 2. März 2012 von Felix Schürholz in Kategorie: CoWorking News International, Services und Unterstützung, Videos | 2 Kommentare

To develop „free coworking“ alongside „paid coworking“, it is necessary to focus more on team work and common projects. When we acknowledge the value of parallel thinking in concert with serendipity we are very close to practising „Free Coworking„.

A lot of  us  „freelancers“ and „coworkers“ work by ourselves: Graphic Designers, Texters, Photographers, Translators, Programmers, Writers etc. When we come to a coworking space we still tend to work by ourselves. When coworking moves to the next level, we can start to work together and in teams.

Coworking in Manchester – Manchester Digital Laboratory – a „Cultural Capital Space“

Veröffentlicht am 29. Februar 2012 von Felix Schürholz in Kategorie: CoWorking Kultur, CoWorking News International, Free Coworking Directory, Videos | Kommentieren »

Situated in the „Northern Quarter“ of Manchester (UK), MadLab offers a new kind of  „coworking“ experience. Aimed at both creatives and technologists, the facility provides a space and resources for collaboration, professional development and discovery. As the primary focus of the laboratory has never been „coworking only“, it possesses a foundation or business model that, as it proved in Manchester, is possibly more sustainable than a space that is offering „paid coworking“ only. Started in 2009 by Rachael Turner, Asa Calow, Hwa Young Jung and Dave Mee, MadLab has also been the host to the coworking cooperative „FlyThe.Coop„. The „paid coworking“ though had to terminate its operation after one year. Ben Gibbs, one of the founders of  „FlyThe.Coop“ had to change the concept and is since then organizing a casual coworking event called „Manchester Jelly“. The Event is free, like so many others at MadLab and is now being offered every Friday. Great!!!