Chapter 4. Workplace: The impressionist's studio

 

I DON'T BUILD A HOUSE WITHOUT PREDICTING THE END OF THE PRESENT SOCIAL ORDER.

 
 --FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT, ARCHITECT

The comeback of the place

What happened to the physical workplace? A trend during the 1990s was to distance ourselves from the office, the place of work, to find new places to work. Preferably at home. If you were a consultant, it usually meant working out of someone else's office. In any case, it was called distance working, and it was one of the information society's experiments. Sure, it's good to be mobile and have the opportunity to work wherever you want, when you want and how you want. But it is not the mobility but the fixed place of work that has meant most to me in my jobs.

“The ...

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