Introducing Our New Podcast About the Future of Work
From social change to technological advancement, from innovation to creativity, today’s workspace sits at the nexus of several rapidly shifting concerns. In The Workspace of Tomorrow, a new interview podcast series that the New York City startup ROOM is producing in partnership with The Slowdown, our co-founder (and this newsletter’s editor) Spencer Bailey speaks about the future of work with a range of leaders in business, the social sciences, design, and architecture.
For the project’s debut episode, released this week, Spencer sits down with theater and hospitality impresario David Rockwell, founder and partner of Rockwell Group, to talk about the notion of play and how great interior design is akin to choreography. “If you think about a restaurant, or an environment, or a hotel, that has a sense of welcome, that morphs and changes throughout the day,” Rockwell says. “So much of what happens that’s meaningful in a workspace is what happens in between doing other things—on the way to doing other things. It’s not the planned meetings or the individual workstations.”
Stay tuned for our upcoming episodes, featuring lead-user researcher Jennifer Magnolfi, founder and “principal investigator” at Programmable Habitats; Harvard Business School’s Ethan Bernstein, a specialist on open-office environments; and Mauro Porcini, chief design officer at PepsiCo.