THE WORKSPACE OF THE FUTURE, DESSO/TARKETT, MAY 2018

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In May 2018, Katie Treggiden was invited by Desso/Tarkett to chair a panel event to close their Clerkenwell Design Week programme of events with a panel that 're-imagined the workspaces of the future', bringing together everything that has been discussed across the week. Working closely with Hattrick PR, Katie put together a panel, comprising applied futurist Tom Cheesewright, Gensler’s Ankita Dwivedi, Richard Francis of Monomoy, and workplace consultant Hannah Nardini and interviewed each of them before the event to ensure a smooth-running and informed debate. The conversation covered about everything from why today's organisations are like Melanesian Cargo Cults to the impact that Generations X, Y, Z and Alpha are having on contemporary workplaces, from the technology-driven transparency that driving better air and sound quality to a Royal College of Art conceived model for person-centric office design. The event was fully-booked and the audience was engaged, participating fully in the audience Q&A and joining the panel to network over a buffet lunch afterwards.