It was solely in the direction of the tip of the event of IN Journal that we grew to become conscious of one thing known as COVID 19. By the point of the official launch in March of 2020, it had develop into clear that the world was dealing with a problem that will result in a reassessment of many features of our lives. We’re not out of the woods but and there stay extra questions than solutions about what lies forward. But organisations are trying forwards and I’ve been privileged in current weeks to pay attention to a number of conversations from occupiers about each their plans for the long run and the need of flexibility in making use of them, as they tread uncertainly in a brand new period and study extra about it as they go.
All through the previous 18 months, we’ve tried to keep away from the numerous cliches and obtained wisdoms of this period, and the new issue of IN sticks to this strategy. For the primary time, it features a complement as a part of the brand new INside collection. On this difficulty the complement, sponsored by Modus, explores completely different work cultures and the fashions of workplace design that will serve them.
Elsewhere in the issue: James Woudhuysen appears on the manner places of work have all the time been an important a part of command tradition; Rob Harris explores the nonetheless related concepts of a very powerful office theorist of the previous century; we communicate to educational and office theorist Ben Waber; Jo Knight asks if the time has come for places of work and workplace interiors as a service; Nigel Oseland says it’s all occurring on the office zoo; Billy Linehan explores the cities which might be making digital replicas of themselves; Andrew Brown goes above and past within the quest for innovation; we think about the character of hyperobjects. All this and our ordinary spherical up of occasions, information and recent considering.
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