Design + Co-Working Spaces: The Future of How We'll Work

Design + Co-Working Spaces: The Future of How We'll Work

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Maxwell Ryan
Jun 8, 2015

(Image credit: Andrew Forcier)

What: June Maker Talks @ Northside
When: Friday, June 12. Panel begins at 11:00AM sharp.
Where: Entrepreneurship Stage at Wythe Hotel

What do one badass app, co-working spaces, the Brooklyn Navy Yard and a new-age advertising agency have in common? One word, us, oh, and that they all are building empires around innovative new collective workspaces.

This Friday, I'm hosting a Maker Talk panel - Design & Co-Working Spaces: The Future of How We'll Work - at Northside Festival in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The organizers gave us free rein on topic and we made sure to zero in on co-working spaces.

Co-working (as defined by Wikipedia) is a style of work that involves a shared working environment, often an office, and independent activity. Unlike in a typical office environment, those coworking are usually not employed by the same organization.

This month we managed to wrangle three leaders in this fast evolving new space:

for an epic presentation and conversation on their unique collective and dispersed and massively high tech workspaces. We are quite curious what happens when they are face-to-face (read: they are all VERY different).

Tickets (or badges as they are called) are sold through Northside Festival only so please get your tickets through their site.

See you there!

xo Maxwell

(Image credit: NewLab)

Macro Sea is pleased to present New Lab, a facility in the Brooklyn Navy Yard that fosters innovation in design, prototyping, and new manufacturing.

As developers of New Lab, Macro Sea is transforming 84,000 square feet of space into a high-tech design and prototyping center that will enhance the Yard’s initiative to become a national model for sustainable industrial parks. What was once a facility for building state-of-the-art ships will become a cutting edge center that incubates and encourages a renaissance of new manufacturing in the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Entrepreneurs, educators, and businesses in disciplines ranging from additive manufacturing, biotech, advanced robotics, architecture, and industrial design will work alongside one another in this unique space.


(Image credit: Fueled Collective)

The Fueled Collective is a shared working space in Manhattan that’s home to over 30 of the most exciting startups in NYC.

At the collective, we share a love of plush leather couches, impeccably designed conference rooms, year round ice cream, and ping pong tournaments…not to mention, amazing views of lower Manhattan and a killer snack bar!


(Image credit: Breather)

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