Time: 1:00 - 2:00pm
Venue: FB 4.04/4.08 (Lunch from 12:30pm in the kitchen)
Dr. Tarek E. Virani, Creativeworks London
Queen Mary University of London
New Spaces of Work: The Case of the Creative Industries in East London
Co-working spaces, creative hubs, fab labs, studio space and other types of newer work space are on the rise in London, this is quite old news, however a ‘culture’ has developed and matured in East London – and this has injected the start-up scene with a dose of real potential and capacity. This being said the start-up community in London, and Europe as well, still has a way to go before it can realistically compete with our American cousins. Nevertheless what we’re seeing in tech clusters like Old Street is the development and maturation of new types of urban agglomeration economies, and it is being led by the creation of hubs and co-working spaces.
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