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From coworking space to decentralized creative hub for work The 8-year-story of Toolbox Coworking in Turin - Sara Bigazzi

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La presentazione di Sara Bigazzi (Hangar Piemonte) in occasione del bootcamp cambiaMENTI - "Immaginare l'imprevedibile: la creatività incrocia la tecnologia" che si è tenuto a Nuoro il 19 e 20 maggio 2018.

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From coworking space to decentralized creative hub for work The 8-year-story of Toolbox Coworking in Turin - Sara Bigazzi

  1. 1. From coworking space to decentralized creative hub for work The 8-year-story of Toolbox Coworking in Turin Sara Bigazzi
  2. 2. Eggs & Toolbox credits fmt.sight14
  3. 3. We first started in 2010 as a 44-workstation coworking space. 1,000 square meters (a pretty big one to start from)
  4. 4. Photo Credits: Stefano Borghi
  5. 5. Then we grew. up to 9,000 square meters 450-people community of freelancers, startups, small business 150 different businesses
  6. 6. Photo Credits: Stefano Borghi
  7. 7. In these years We became the focal point in Turin for the future of work and for • Freelance culture • Entrepreneurship culture • Cross innovation • Maker culture • Graphic Design culture • IoT & AI innovation • Social Innovation • Culture innovation
  8. 8. Local authorities started looking at us as the main partner to produce innovation-driven content and to get in touch with communities they are not able to reach.
  9. 9. This is how we did it.
  10. 10. First, with a calendar of events about entrepreneurship, start-up skills, and new technologies and partnerships with stakeholders such as universities, incubators, work communities, local authorities and non-profit organizations.
  11. 11. Photo Credits: Stefano Borghi
  12. 12. Then, we understood the importance of cohabitation. Toolbox Coworking turned into a multicentered structure. We started hosting communities in our spaces each with their own knowledge, skills, and backgrounds but willing to share and mix with the others.
  13. 13. 1 | Fablab Torino Digital fabrication laboratory, makerspace and development hub for Arduino board. Photo Credits: Stefano Borghi
  14. 14. 2 | Casa Jasmina The Open Source way to the connected home: • A real-world testbed for hacks, experiments and innovative IoT and digital fabrication projects. • A curated space for public exhibition of excellent artifacts and best practices. • A guest-house available on Airbnb.
  15. 15. 3 | Print Club Torino A print and graphic lab to mix new and traditional technics and experiment with digital and hand-made skills and know-how. Photo Credits: Stefano Borghi
  16. 16. 4 | Steam Lab A research cluster focused on digital fabrication, robotic automation and applied materials research in the field of architecture, interaction design and art.
  17. 17. 5 | Turn into coders An intensive 8-week-program to become web developer
  18. 18. 6 | Open Press Lab The freelance journalist community
  19. 19. Simply put, we look like a nice cloud of fried eggs. By adding communities to the net of people we turned into a creative hub for work, a larger coworking ecosystem connecting people and communities. ——— Ours was a bottom-up strategy. We created the conditions for the ecosystem to grow autonomously. ——— Living together in the same shared space makes cross-fertilization easier between coworkers and subcultures.
  20. 20. over 300 events a year workshops, talks & panels one-to-one tips, meetups special events Fablab Torino Steam Lab Print Club Torino Casa Jasmina Open Press Lab Turn into coders
  21. 21. The complexity of today’s world requires a multidisciplinary approach and this means: • Overcoming the trade-off between arts and science • Putting software and hardware under the same roof • Making sure the ingredients can mix well Our takeaways are…
  22. 22. Hope you like eggs! toolboxcoworking.com

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