On 18 September Dr Thérèse Bajada (Institute for Climate Change and Sustainable Development) and Dr Bernadine Satariano (Junior College) led a national workshop titled: "Coworking Spaces, Digital Nomadism and Peripheral Territories. Reflections and Wayforward." The workshop was part of the COST Action CA18214 The Geography of New Working Spaces and the Impact on the Periphery; it was co-organised with Dr Chiara Tagliaro (Politecnico di Milano) and Dr Oliver Rafaj (University of Economics, Bratislava). The workshop was well attended with over 40 in-person and online participants.
Discussions highlighted themes related to:
- Coworking Spaces and their link to timed cities;
- Barriers for digital nomadism and coworking spaces;
- The role of coworking spaces in sustainable and healthy lifestyles from a mobility and a mental health perspective.
- Work life balance and how coworking spaces can contribute to employees' wellbeing
The session regarding way forward for policy making highlighted issues related to:
- The role of institutions and communication;
- The role that coworking spaces can have in reshaping the urban landscape to contribute for sustainable mobility;
- The need to avoid working in silos;
- The need for behaviour change not only from the car culture mentality but also with regard to employment.
The workshop was well received and there are opportunities for research and collaboration with academia and public and private entities.