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BOOK REVIEWS

BOOK REVIEWS

Two book reviews of New Workplaces—Location Patterns, Urban Effects and Development Trajectories. A Worldwide Investigation (Eds by our COST Members I Mariotti, S. Di Vita & M. Akavan) are out.

FØRSTE NASJONALE WORKSHOP I NORGE

FØRSTE NASJONALE WORKSHOP I NORGE

2 november arrangerer COST-medlemmer fra Norge det første nasjonale workshopet om “new working spaces” i samarbeid med Coworking Norge.

Early Career Investigators in the COST Action CA18214

Early Career Investigators in the COST Action CA18214

CA18214 promotes the early career investigators which are the  researchers who are within a time span of up to 8 years from the date they obtained their PhD/doctorate (full-time equivalent), as well as the gender equality. 

CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSION TWR 2022

CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSION TWR 2022

CALL FOR SPECIAL SESSION TWR 2022 - deadline_November 15, 2021

5th MC Meeting

5th MC Meeting

  • The 5th MC Meeting of the COST Action CA18214 will be held via Zoom on September 27 and 28. All info and details in the article. 
Recordings of the two special sessions at the RSA 2021

Recordings of the two special sessions at the RSA 2021

If you have missed the two special sessions (co) organized by CA18214 at the RSA 2021, Regions in Recovery E-Festival, Regional Studies Association, 2-18 June 2021, you will find the links to the recordings in the article.

Third newsletter of the CA18214

Third newsletter of the CA18214

The Third newsletter of the COST Action CA18214 is out. The Newsletter aims to inform you about the main activities of the network and the current work of the WGs. You will also find the most important actions and dates within the current Grant Period. Enjoy the reading!

 ROUTLEDGE BOOK 'The COVID-19 pandemic and the Future of Working Spaces'

ROUTLEDGE BOOK 'The COVID-19 pandemic and the Future of Working Spaces'

The COVID-19 pandemic and the Future of Working Spaces Edited volume Routledge-RSA Regions & Cities Book Series – Regions, Cities and Covid-19. Edited by Ilaria Mariotti (IT), Pavel Bednář (CZ) and Mina Di Marino (NO). The Routledge book is under preparation.

4th Summer School on Workplace Management 2021, CA18214

4th Summer School on Workplace Management 2021, CA18214

The 4th SUMMER SCHOOL ON  WORKPLACE MANAGEMENT 2021 which is co-organized with COST Action CA18214 will start on June 28th online. Look at the promo  video and flyer to know more!

Upcoming conferences organized by CA18214

Upcoming conferences organized by CA18214

The COST members have been very active in organizing 7 special sessions in upcoming international conferences. The main focus is on New Working Spaces and impacts of COVID-19. Thanks to the organizers and participants! More info in the article! 

Partnership Cowokorking Symposium 2021 and CA18214

Partnership Cowokorking Symposium 2021 and CA18214

Practitioners and scholars come together to tackle the transformation of coworking and new working spaces in the post-pandemic world. On April 15th, 4 researchers from CA18214 will animate the Coworking Symposium 2021. Info in the article!

Coworking Spaces in the “Center of a District” of Oslo City

Coworking Spaces in the “Center of a District” of Oslo City

This 10 min read blog introduces and discusses two coworking spaces managed by Regus and Spaces in Nydalen district (Oslo). Blog by Helyaneh Aboutalebi Tabrizi, WG Member of CA18214.

Special session co-organized by CA18214 and Coral at RSA 2021

Special session co-organized by CA18214 and Coral at RSA 2021

A special session is co-organized by CA18214 and Coral at 2021 Regions in Recovery E-Festival, Regional Studies Association, 2-18 June 2021. All info available in the article! Abstract deadline March 17, 2021

 

A NEW BOOK CHAPTER CO-AUTHORED BY 4 COST MEMBERS

A NEW BOOK CHAPTER CO-AUTHORED BY 4 COST MEMBERS

Congrats to the four COST members, P Bednář (CZ), I Mariotti (IT), F Rossi (IT) and L Danko (CZ)  who have recently published 'The Evolution of Coworking Spaces in Milan and Prague: Spatial Patterns, Diffusion, and Urban Change'. Info in the article!

NEW BOOK CHAPTER co-authored by 3 COST members

NEW BOOK CHAPTER co-authored by 3 COST members

Congrats to the 3 COST members, Alessandra Migliore (IT) Chiara Tagliaro (IT)  and Irene Manzini (UK), who have recently published an interesting book chapter 'Beyond Coworking: From Flexible to Hybrid Spaces' . More info in the article!

 

NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2020

NEWSLETTER DECEMBER 2020

Dear CA18214 Members, our second newsletter is out! Happy Reading and Happy 2021!

ROUND TABLE CA18214 at the 5th RGCS Symposium

ROUND TABLE CA18214 at the 5th RGCS Symposium

Roundtable«Collaborative spaces: new models and new geography, with COST Action CA18214 ‘The geography of New Working Spaces and impact on the periphery’'The link to the Youtube video in the article

Research Group on Collaborative Spaces and CA18214: 5th RGCS Symposium. 14-16 December 2020 ONLINE

Research Group on Collaborative Spaces and CA18214: 5th RGCS Symposium. 14-16 December 2020 ONLINE

The program of  the 5th RGCS Symposium is now available. The symposium is organized by RGCS group and CA18214 and other university and research partners.

Interview to our Science Communication Manager

Interview to our Science Communication Manager

Coworking can make the suburban and rural areas more attractive? An interesting interview to Mina Di Marino, the Science Communicaton Manager of the Action

Short Term Scientific Mission -Experience from the first grant period

Short Term Scientific Mission -Experience from the first grant period

Short Term Scientific Mission, 2020, by Chiara Tagliaro and Irene Manzini Ceinar.

The book 'New workplaces - Location patterns, urban effects and development trajectories'

The book 'New workplaces - Location patterns, urban effects and development trajectories'

The book 'New workplaces - Location patterns, urban effects and development trajectories' edited by Ilaria Mariotti, Mina Akhavan and Stefano di Vita is out for preorder!

SHORT TERM SCIENTIFIC MISSIONS Deadline November 16, 2020

SHORT TERM SCIENTIFIC MISSIONS Deadline November 16, 2020

The COST Action aims to exchange visits which support researchers’ individual mobility, strengthen existing networks and foster collaboration. Deadline November 16, 2020.

 

RSA Small Grant Scheme on Pandemics, Cities, Regions and Industry

RSA Small Grant Scheme on Pandemics, Cities, Regions and Industry

Congrats to the Action Chair Ilaria Mariotti and WG member Dante Di Matteo for this great achievement! 

 

 

Open Seminar November 4, please register

Open Seminar November 4, please register

The next seminar on 'Regional Sovereignty from the point of view of new working and living conditions in peripheries' will be held on November 4 from 2.30 4 p.m.

 

WEBINAR October 6, from 2 to 4.00 p.m.

WEBINAR October 6, from 2 to 4.00 p.m.

A new webinar on 'Collaborative Spaces and supporting policies in times of pandemic. What are practical measures for policy makers post-Covid19 to help build innovative solutions with collaborative spaces?'
 
3rd COST MEETING CA18214 - news from the meeting

3rd COST MEETING CA18214 - news from the meeting

Many thanks to the COST Members who have attended today the 3rd COST meeting. 

3rd COST MEETING CA18214, September 23 from 1 to 5 p.m.

3rd COST MEETING CA18214, September 23 from 1 to 5 p.m.

We are now approaching the 3rd COST Meeting of CA18214, The geography of New Working Spaces and impact on the periphery. 

5th RGCS Symposium 'Collaborative practices, workspaces and communities in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis'

5th RGCS Symposium 'Collaborative practices, workspaces and communities in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis'

We are happy to announce the call for paper for the 5th RGCS  (Research Group Collaborative Spaces) symposium 'Collaborative practices, workspaces and communities in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis' . 

CA18214 has organized a Parallel Session at the online ERSA 2020

CA18214 has organized a Parallel Session at the online ERSA 2020

The COST members, Ilaria Mariotti, Pavel Bednar, Tuzin Baycan, Amnon Frenkel have organized a parallel session at ERSA conference 2020, PS42-New working spaces, digital transformations and peripheral areas'.
New webinar on Smart Working and Coworking on July 23rd 6.pm.

New webinar on Smart Working and Coworking on July 23rd 6.pm.

Smart Working and Coworking. A new webinar will be held on July 23rd, 6 p.m. (Italian language). Our COST member Cecilia Manzo will moderate the discussion with four Italian stakeholders.

 

Summer School July 6-24, 2020 is on-going

Summer School July 6-24, 2020 is on-going

Second week of the International and Interdisciplinary Summer School on Workplace and Management (REC polimi, DASTUPolimi, in collaboration with CA18214)

Summer School July 6-24, 2020 e-learning

Summer School July 6-24, 2020 e-learning

We want to annouce the Summer School, July 6-24, 2020, e-learning and live webinars organized by the Cost Action CA18214.

COVID-19 pandemic and impacts on the new working spaces: CA18214 Webinars

COVID-19 pandemic and impacts on the new working spaces: CA18214 Webinars

The COST Members of the COST Action CA18214 have organized several webinars with the major focus on the impacts of COVID-19 on New Working Spaces and the potentials of the peripheral and rural areas.

Public libraries as co-working and maker spaces

Public libraries as co-working and maker spaces

On June 30, at 3 p.m., a new webinar will focus on public libraries as co-working and maker spaces in the Nordic countries. Mina Di Marino will discuss with Sanna Huttunen, specialized librarian, from the Central Library Oodi, Helsinki. 

Post-COVID times: may local coworking be the future trend? June 25, 6 p.m.

Post-COVID times: may local coworking be the future trend? June 25, 6 p.m.

Thursday the 25th of June, 5pm UK time / 6pm ITA time, we will meet for a new webinar of the CA18214: "Working in post-COVID times: may local coworking be the future trend?" Irene Manzini Ceinar will moderate the session.

Rural coworking spaces: How are networks and communities changing through the effects of the pandemic?

Rural coworking spaces: How are networks and communities changing through the effects of the pandemic?

June 24th from 2.30 to 4 p.m. CET. The seminar will be moderated by Viktoria Heinzel M.A. (CREAM/ Stuttgart Media University) and Dr. Bastian Lange PD (University of Leipzig / Founder of Multiplicities-Berlin), MCmember of the COST Action CA18214.
 
Blog on Norwegian and Finnish public libraries as new working spaces

Blog on Norwegian and Finnish public libraries as new working spaces

The MC member of the CA18214 Mina Di Marino wrote a blog on the role of public libraries in Norway and Finland. The public libraries are still places of learning and social encounters, but more recently, spaces for working.

Interactions and collaborations with other research groups

Interactions and collaborations with other research groups

Multiplicities is talking about the COST Action CA18214. Founder of Multiplicities Berlin is the MC Member Dr. Bastian Lange, PD University of Leipzig, Germany. 
 

 

CA18214 - Newsletter June 2020

CA18214 - Newsletter June 2020

Hello CA18214 Members,

In this communication, you will find information regarding our progress over the first six months, plans for the future, and how you can continue to actively engage with the Action through our communication strategies. Please see the attached pdf in the article

 

Happy Reading!

The Core Group

Webinar, June 11, 4 p.m. by RESEARCH GROUP ON COLLABORATIVE SPACES

Webinar, June 11, 4 p.m. by RESEARCH GROUP ON COLLABORATIVE SPACES

June 11th at 4 p.m. CET: https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/104469412826, This RGCS Open Seminar will be devoted to the exploration of coworking spaces across different urban contexts. Coordinated by Emannuel Costa (UDESC, Brazil) and having Janet Merkel (TU-Berlin, Germany) and Ilaria Mariotti (Polimi, Italy, and Chair of the CA18214) as speaking guests, it will be an opportunity to talk and compare the dynamics of entrepreneurial communities in Brazil and Europe.

Coworking and real estate in post-pandemic times, next webinar on June 10, 6 p.m.

Coworking and real estate in post-pandemic times, next webinar on June 10, 6 p.m.

Coworking and real estate in post-pandemic times: what long-term strategies? Next webinar on June 10, 6 p.m. Chiara Tagliaro, WG member of the Cost Action CA18214, will discuss with Francesco Barbieri, Luca Pasqualotto, Veronica Coli and Alessandro Morelli the current situation and future trajectories of coworking spaces and real estate

Public libraries as co-working and maker spaces, webinar on June 3rd at 3 p.m.CANCELLED

Public libraries as co-working and maker spaces, webinar on June 3rd at 3 p.m.CANCELLED

On June 3rd at 3 p.m., a new webinar will focus on public libraries as co-working and maker spaces. Mina Di Marino, MC Member of the COST Action CA18214, will discuss with Sanna Huttunen and Sampo Matikainen from the Central Library Oodi, Helsinki. In the webinar, we want to understand the role and functions of co-working and maker spaces in public libraries and impacts of Covid.

webinar interview on May 28 at 5 p.m.

webinar interview on May 28 at 5 p.m.

On Thursday the 28th of May at 5pm (Italian time) - 4pm (UK time) we will be live on Facebook with the next webinar on gender issues and parents in smart-working due to the Covid-19 pandemic. https://www.facebook.com/COSTActionCA18214NeW.Sp

Coworking spaces and pandemic Covid-19: will peripheral areas matter?

Coworking spaces and pandemic Covid-19: will peripheral areas matter?

The Action Chair, Ilaria Mariotti and Dante Di Matteo, PhD candidate at Politecnico di Milano, have written an interesting article entitled Coworking spaces and pandemic Covid-19: will peripheral areas matter? A short description of the article is available at RSAI newsletter and at the link in the article.

Impact of COVID in peripheral and rural areas in the Italian context

Webinars moderated by Ilaria Mariotti and available at https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?v=661983364364304&ref=watch_permalink

Webinar interviews on May 13, 2020. The effects of Covid-19 on new working spaces

Webinar interviews on May 13, 2020. The effects of Covid-19 on new working spaces

The recording of the webinar interviews is now available at https://www.facebook.com/COSTActionCA18214NeW.Sp. The COSTAction Chair, Ilaria Mariotti, discussed the effects of COVID on new working spaces with 3 COSTmember: Ignasi Capdevilla, Heike Mayer and Patricia Melo. Link to the video available in the article.

COST members and PhD positions

COST members and PhD positions

COST Members are currently supervising several PhD students on the topics related to the COSTAction. New PhD positions are available in the institutions of our COST Members. To this end, at the Politecnico di Milano, the Action Chair, Ilaria Mariotti is going to supervise a doctoral candidate.  Have a look at the article for more info on the  PhD position.

Interviews with directors and managers of coworking and centres for social innovation. May 2, 2020

Interviews with directors and managers of coworking and centres for social innovation. May 2, 2020

Live webinar on Saturday 2nd May at 2 p.m..'COWORKING in COVID-19 EMERGENCY'. Carolina Pacchi MC member of the COST Action CA18214 will moderate the meeting and will interview directors, managers and co-founders of coworking and centres for social innovation from Norway, UK, Indonesia and USA.THE RECORDING OF THE INTERVIEWS IS NOW AVAILABLE AT https://www.facebook.com/COSTActionCA18214NeW.Sp
COSTAction 18214 and the impacts of COVID on New Working Spaces

COSTAction 18214 and the impacts of COVID on New Working Spaces

Our cost action is one of those investigating the effects on COVID-19 Pandemic, have a look at the links into the article.

News on COVID from the COSTAction

News on COVID from the COSTAction

The COSTAction has recently published several interesting stories around COST Actions and COVID-19 that you might be interested in. See for example the articles on COST Actions unite efforts in the fight against covide 19 and Coating network fights against future pandemics

1st Call Short Term Scientific Missions

1st Call Short Term Scientific Missions

The first four young researchers have been granted and ready for the STSMs. The plans of the four STSMs were presented by the researchers at the 2nd COST Meeting at Politecnico di Milano, February 12-14, 2020.  Two early career researshers are now in STSM in USA (Cornell University, College of Human Ecology) and Italy (Politecnico di Milano, Milan).

2nd COST Meeting Milano, February 12-14, 2020

2nd COST Meeting Milano, February 12-14, 2020

The research partners were involved in the 3 days activities at the Politecnico di Milano and around the City of Milan. The 4 working groups discussed about the outcomes of the first four months of the research. Then, the Management Committee Members attended the 2nd COST Meeting and made important decisions on the future of the Action.

Inclusive Target Country -Conference Grant

Inclusive Target Country -Conference Grant

The 1st Call ITC  CG was launched and offered 2 grants of the total cost of 2,000 Euro, i.e. 1000 EUR per selected Grantee. The applications were temporarly suspended due to the coronavirus. 

Logo Competition

Logo Competition

The COST Action opened a call for graphic designers on prototyping an Action logo last December 2, 2019. The contest was open to any student from universities and organisations included in the Action. Notification of logo design results was sent on January 24, 2020. The winners are Alessandra Pellarano, Silvia Caldi and Alessia Petra Epifano, who are students at the Politecnico di Milano. They were invited to join the 2nd COST meeting at Politecnico di Milano, February 12-14, 2020.  

1st COST Meeting Bruxelles, October 1, 2019

1st COST Meeting Bruxelles, October 1, 2019

October 1, 2019, marked the start of the Action. Management Committee Members from 26 participating countries attended the 1st COST Meeting and made important decisions on the future of the Action.