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Leading expert to discuss co-working and workplace culture

A leading expert will be discussing co-working, technology and workplace culture, at an event entitled ‘Co-Working Dynamics and the City’ at the our University on Wednesday 1 March.

Dr Melissa Gregg, Principal Engineer in Business Client Strategy at Intel Corporation, will be the keynote speaker at the event, and will draw on her ongoing investigation of workplace culture, in books such Work’s Intimacy (Polity Press, 2011) and the forthcoming Counterproductive (Duke UP), in order to elaborate on co-working’s broader socio-technical context.

Organiser, Dr Chris Land from the CAMEo Research Institute on Cultural and Media Economies, said: “For participants, co-working promises a solution to the isolation that freelance workers can experience, and can provide informal networking and  exchanges and favoured destinations for other local businesses looking for established and reliable freelancers.

“In the UK context, where the high-street is under some pressure, but commercial rents remain historically high, co-working can also offer a means of revitalising city centres, bringing freelancers out of their  homes and into culturally and commercially vibrant, urban centres."

The ‘Co-working Dynamics and the City’ Workshop takes place on Wednesday 1 March between 10:00am – 4:00pm. More information is available here.

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