Workshop on „Coworking – a model for Potsdam?“
When: 4th of March 2013, 4 to 7 p.m.
Where: FHP-Schaufenster, Friedrich-Ebert-Str. 4, 14467 Potsdam
Over the last years, „coworking spaces“ have established themselves as a new form of work environment for people active within the culture and creative industries (CCI). Against the mostly unattractive alternative of isolated home office at scattered kitchen tables, a coworking space offers the common shared use of the room and its infrastructure. Additionally, a coworking space facilitates exchange, inspiration and cooperation of like-minded professionals.
But: Can „coworking spaces“ function as an alternative working model in Potsdam, where affordable spaces for the CCI are such a scarce good?
This is the question we want to explore with stakeholders of the creative scene as well as representatives of the city’s administrative and political level.
To this end, we will start by presenting successful projects from other regions (Berlin and Copenhagen), followed by an analysis of the practical needs of Potsdam’s creative entrepreneurs. The workshop will also attempt to develop very practical ideas and action recommendations based on the example of the „Schaufenster“, this empty space, belonging to the FHP, the city’s university of applied sciences.
C2C is hosting this event in collaboration with „Kreativdialog“ (a series of discussions dealing with issues around the CCI, initiated by the Ministry of economics and european affairs of Brandenburg/MWE and the ZukunftsAgentur Brandenburg/ZAB) and we would like to invite you to join us on the 4th of March to actively participate in this process.
As the places are limited, please send your binding registration to Katja Dietrich-Kröck (Creative coordinator, ZAB: firstname.lastname@example.org) before the 1st of March. Please also tell us which branch/sector you are active in.
The European Social Fund – investing in your future!
This event is sponsored by the Ministry of Labour, social affairs, women and family (Ministerium für Arbeit, Soziales, Frauen und Familie) with funds from the European Social Fund (Europäischen Sozialfond) and the state of Brandenburg.