The Research Group on Collaborative Spaces (RGCS) is coordinated by François-Xavier de Vaujany ( It includes three Working Groups (WG):

  • WG1 (in Paris): ‘Public Policies, Space, Business Models‘ coordinated by Fabrice Periac (université Paris-Dauphine). It deals with the relationship between public policies (of the city of Paris, Région Ile de France, Grand Paris, the French State…), the territorial dynamic and collaborations in, around and through collaborative spaces.
  • WG2 (in London): ‘Communication and legitimacy in and of collaborative spaces: promises and paradoxes of new workplaces‘. It is coordinated by Magda Herchui (UCL) and François-Xavier de Vaujany (université Paris-Dauphine). It deals with the off-line and on-line promises of collaborative spaces, the paradox they sometimes represent, and more generally, the communication and legitimacy claims of collaborative spaces in London and other European cities. The group focuses on the tools and experiences provided to communicate the promises of the place and the space (e.g. tours, visits, blogs, websites, viral videos…).
  • WG3 (in Montreal): this third WG is being developed. It will be coordinated by Viviane Sergi (UQAM).

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