Course blog for American University PERF-570, Fall 2014
As a Gen Yer searching for some funky even unorthodox ways of career life style, I am strongly interested in the notion of co-working space, which is becoming more and more popular in recent years. It is now more than a conception: “a hot desk at Toronto’s Centre for Social Innovation (known locally as CSI) starts at CAD75 a month – and comes with a business address, mail delivery, 24/7 access and shared services such as free wifi, free coffee, cheap printing and meeting rooms. ”
It is exciting when co-working space is introduced to artistic realm, which is utterly a perfect encounter of ideas to boom thousands of inspirations. With artists, designers, architects and so forth getting together, co-working space creates an ideal platform especially to incubate start-ups. Therefore this kind of placing workplace together is more than what it looks like but to grow into a new community bringing about interaction and information sharing among tenants. In addition, the new community would benefit arts managers due to its information-intensive and interactive context.
It may be possible for arts managers to sponsor artistic co-working space. I have scanned some articles about “How to Build a Co-Working Space”, however, few of them specialized in arts. Should the membership of tenants be limited? Should the environment be divided into quiet and noisy sections? Should the “landlord” provide consultants to artistic members? I am eager to explore some more discussions on this topic.
Go and click this article to see if you would like to sit beside me in the future co-working place.