Today my post will be about the place about which I had never heard, but always wanted such a place was. Doing things you love, we will find people who share your interests and your Hobbies. In such cases, should be the place where you will be comfortable discussing important moments of your activities or just to chat about random topics, of course not forgetting to share your findings and your achievements and perhaps new knowledge.
I dream of such a place as the Women’s club that I could come and women go about their creative projects. Where over a Cup of tea or coffee in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere could talk on the town, but they understand women’s topics.
I have a friend and colleague, her name is Anna Aleksashenko. Remember I wrote about her playing with dolls)?
Now we are like-minded and colleagues. We have recently come to the conclusion that we need to “live” meetings, and not just a conversation on the phone or social networks.
We decided to arrange a so-called “symposia” with discussions of our shared projects or new work. Of course, we have a lot of time is spent on work, but “stew” in its own juice is not beneficial to our creative process. We had chosen for our meetings, some cozy cafes, but …..we found a new place!! That’s just about it and my story!
Have you heard what is Coworking?
In many countries, this field of communication is already more developed. In Russia, it became popular recently. So, a little historical and useful facts.
Coworking in a broad sense — the approach to the organization of work of people with different employment in a common space; in a narrow — like space, collective office. Coworking describes the flexible organization of working space and seeks to build communities of residents and internal culture.In the context of urban coworking considered as a kind of “third places” — public spaces, connecting people for communication and creative interaction. Often co-occupy buildings and premises, having lost their previous purpose: the factory shop, the former schools, and even churches.In close to the modern sense of the term “coworking” was first used by the Game designer and fun theorist Bernard Coven, to indicate the approach defined it as ” a collaboration of equal people”. Company training organized by the Cov included the joint decision of the working task through brainstorming and discussions and, in fact, called coworking. He also became the first owner of a domain name coworking.com which subsequently voluntarily handed over to the coworking movement.
Brad Newberg has also been a co-founder of the coworking Citizen Space in San Francisco, CA
The first ever co-working opened August 9, 2005, in the house of the feminist community Spiral Muse in San Francisco. Tired of the lack of communication in the office and the uselessness of the work at home programmer Brad Newberg has established a coworking as a non-profit partnership and invited potential participants jobs, free Wi-Fi, breaks for meditation, shared Lunches and joint Bicycle rides in exchange for a small monthly premium. A year later, Brad closed the first coworking and co-founded a new — Hat Factory.
Tired of the lack of communication in the office and the uselessness of the work at home programmer Brad Newberg has established a coworking as a non-profit partnership and invited potential participants jobs, free Wi-Fi, breaks for meditation, shared Lunches and joint Bicycle rides in exchange for a small monthly premium. A year later, Brad closed the first coworking and co-founded a new — Hat Factory.
First in the Old world coworking appeared in 2005 in London and in 2007 in Berlin and now remain one of the largest in the world. The London Hub has become an international network of 65 spaces on five continents, and opened in Berlin Kreuzberg Business Class Net was the first network of coworking, a developing franchise.
By 2007, the concept of “coworking” is entrenched in the English language, and in 2009 he published the first book on coworking — “I’m Outta Here: How coworking is making the office obsolete” by Drew Jones. In 2010, the coworking movement celebrated the fifth anniversary of the opening of coworking at Spiral Muse by carrying out the first #CoworkingDay. In 2011 hosted the first conference, which brought together the founders of coworking from all over the world — Global Coworking Unconference Conference.
We found us in St. Petersburg such a place. It was amazingly creative and positive place. The young people were busy with their own Affairs, and absolutely no one no one interfered. At the entrance, everyone got a vintage alarm clock as the symbol of time. As a sign that you should treat your useful time very carefully. ( because time in this place is paid for) this time we studied the new resources that will help us further promote our small shops. And of course we have implemented is not yet large, but a joint project for a single client. Some photos of our workspace. And I have no one photographed))))