Kategoriearchiv: Creative Environments
One of the feedbacks we received on our recently started daily Free Coworking News was to gather and report more on tools, products & services in and around coworking.
There is a category in the Coworking Wiki called “Coworking Tools“. We suggest, if you add something in this category in the Wiki please Twitter by using “#cowotools“, so everybody knows and everybody can benefit.
The book “The Fifth Age of Work: How Companies Can Redesign Work to Become More Innovative in a Cloud Economy” by Andrew M. Jones is out now. Thanks to an advance copy provided by Genevieve DeGuzman of Night Owls Press, I am able to write a short review and put the book into perspective with regards to the most important trend I see in Coworking at the moment: Free Coworking
Red Bull calls it an academy, I would call it a mixture of music incubator and free coworking space. It is located in the Monahan Express Company Building on 18th Street in Manhattan. Red Bull Music Academy refashioned four floors (including the ground floor and basement) into a new kind of social space (see gallery for pictures). Architect Jeffrey Inaba describes it as: “different from a store, gallery or café …. When viewed from the street, people will see that this is a unique kind of social space. The walls are organized so passersby and guests can look across the ground floor and get a glimpse of the activities taking place inside.”
Sometimes everything looks great when you look at a building. A wonderful concept. Excellent ideas. An extremely unusual construction, but for some reason one gets the impression that something did not quite connect in the end. Where is the community? How do people use the building in practice? As I have no inside information, I can only judge by what I found in the internet. Is that first impression right or not? Has anyone been to this creative environment or knows something about it? Please share your experiences on this or similar projects by commenting below or sending us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .