Our ways of working are in flux. We are preferring more fluid ways of working, and the flexibility to work from anywhere at any time. And with our offices becoming digitalised, we are hanging out with each other less and less. I believe events promoting human interaction and serendipitous moments need to come to the fore.
Even-though 'the way we work' is changing for many, in fact according to Citi Foundation (2015), "more than three quarters of global millennials express interest in working for themselves or founding a business", there is still a lack of spaces to collaborate, nor enough allowances for random encounters.
I live in Stockholm, a city known for innovation. I am, however, still experiencing many closed doors, private events and environments under membership-lockdown. Even-though these spaces are founded on the pillars of collaboration, this exclusivity will only lead to businesses peddling water and, whilst intentions are in the right place, how can true innovation be sustainable, without idea synthesis?
There is a need for new types of collaboration spaces. Open doors welcoming new ideas and new human interactions; the combination being key to moving innovation forward.
By opening Exhibit, a website showcasing new creative spaces for collaboration, my mission would be to bring the most talented and creative people in the world, together with the bravest and most forward-thinking.
The website will act as a gallery of events and experiences promoting the above, whilst I will be working behind-the-scenes activating your inner collaborator, securing new partnerships and generating new event ideas.
I need your help.
I have decided to share this thinking with you, because I would not be true to my word, if I did not invite you to collaborate on this; I cannot do it all on my own. And I am completely comfortable for Exhibit to forever be a beta-brand evolving with the people working on it.
I need to find support and key partners to continue creating these types of events, a unity between like-minded people, so I get this ball rolling.