It’s official: we’ve been commissioned by Nesta to get digging deep into scientific evidence, chat to as many people who will lend us their time and scout out some examples – both great successes and epic failures – of working environments that have been designed to support creativity and innovation.
The goal? To establish whether there really is any robust evidence to support the idea that we are a product of our surroundings; that the spaces in which we spend most of our waking hours go some way to enabling our best creative work.
More information on the project can be found on Nesta’s website, but in a nutshell, we need help! We need help finding great books, research and papers to read, help to find clever people who know a bit about creative culture, innovation, workplace design, the future of work, collaboration, socio-technological trends…and of course some great (and not-so-great) places that illustrate the point.
If you have any leads or thoughts, please get in touch or leave a comment below.
We’ll post our progress as we go!