Coworking spaces, fab labs, maker spaces, media labs… What does it mean, what does it bring?
Almost one year since RGCS started.
What about the novely of the phenomenon? Are we entering into a new world? Are we attending to the end of waged employment? Will we all become independant employers and makers in tomorrow’s society? For sure, it is too early to state such a deep, structural, change.
Will we still talk about cowworking spaces in 10 years? Will we talk about maker spaces, media labs, fab labs? Part of the vocabulary will probably disappear, and part of the trend will remain.
But my conviction is elsewhere. Today’s novelty is elesewhere.
These new collaborative spaces link tendencies which for long have been independant: public policies and management, on the one hand. Transformation of societies and transformation of work, on the other hand.
Firstly, I am convinced that the choices … Read more