Mexico is far more than tacos and Frida Kahlo, and certainly goes beyond its reputation for being a drug-ridden nation with amazing beaches. Mexico is known for being the second largest trading partner of the US, after Canada. The 13th largest nation in the world with 113 million people, with 50% of the population under the age of 29. Needless to say, their startup scene is growing, and since Deskmag covered coworking in Mexico two years ago, we have seen some changes that show a bright future for the coworking scene.
For some people coworking is all about mobility and flexibility, and these people have stretched this concept to unlimited possibilities, where variety has plenty of space to roam and explore, all in the name of the “coworking visa”. A simple seed of ingenuity in 2008 has now blossomed into a huge tree, with branches stretching far and wide into all corners of the globe. Deskmag got a closer look at how far coworkers and coworking spaces have taken this flexibility.
LiquidSpace, the web and mobile platform, which aims to facilitate the process of finding on-demand work and meeting spaces in the US, received US$ 1.3 million in additional funding this week. The money will be added on to the US $11 million in funding raised since 2010. According to the company, the support comes from two new strategic investors—Steelcase and the CBRE Group, two bigger companies that are also involved in the workspace industry.
While coworking is a philosophy to some and a lifestyle to others, it can also be understood as a design. Something must be said for contemporary coworking aesthetic, and new desk design is more than just your typical slab of IKEA wood plunked down on four legs. The best desk design accommodates coworking, as the right work setup is key.
Recently Deskmag presented you the trials and tribulations of working independently in the United Kingdom, and Germany. Now we're heading to Italy. If you thought the UK and Germany were complicated, let’s see how it’s done more southern.
Are you a hacker looking for an island? A creative who is travelling amongst the new kinds of “monasteries” in Europe? An entrepreneur who enjoys working in the countryside just a few miles from town? Some of you might be experiencing these new life/work environments in the near future. Are you ready to change, not only the way you work, but also your lifestyle? Deskmag attended the OuiShare Fest and was able to watch the debate about this topic.
Russia is the biggest country in the world, populating one-eighth of the Earth’s landmass, spans across nine time zones, bridging Scandinavia and Asia. Over in the west, Russia’s two largest cities take hold. Deskmag takes a peek inside the coworking spaces of St. Petersburg and Moscow to find a thriving scene in both cities.