From Co-Working Places to New Education Places


DESIGN JOURNAL, vol.20, 2017 (AHCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/14606925.2017.1352986
  • Journal Name: DESIGN JOURNAL
  • Journal Indexes: Arts and Humanities Citation Index (AHCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Keywords: Co-working, Education, Gen Y, Design
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: Yes


Common experiences and common thought structures of this new generation which often defined as generation Y/Z and millennials, considered to have quite an impact on education today's and the future business and education life. We see that expectations and the needs of new generation is shaping the new educational approaches. Co-working spaces meets the different spatial needs of new generation users while offering more creative working environments. As Co-working environments provides a collective and inspiring workspace to people with different professions and interests outside the traditional- formal office environment, can it do the same for educational environments? What should be considered for this new function? The aim of this study is to provide a perspective for the process of evolving the co-working places into the next generation educational environments in parallel with the results of an international study conducted between the years 2014-2015 in co-working places at Germany, Turkey and Austria.