25th May: 4pm to 6pm : “New forms of collaborative work practices and innovation spaces” calls for rethinking the financing system. From crowdfunding to responsible investment, what kind of collaborative finance can facilitate the development of the collaborative economy, especially of collaborative spaces such as fablabs and innovation labs?”

This event will take place at IBEI Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals from 4 to 6 pm. Here to register to the event

We will openly discuss these topics and we will hear crowdfunding platform “Worldcoo” co-founder and CEO Sergi Figueres Moret, a former IBEI student.

The seminar will be followed by a visit of the Blue Project Foundation, an art space supporting contemporary artistic practices, located in the Born district.

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Invitation RGCS Barcelona May 2017


Tokyo – #visualizinghacking2017

12th-15th June: RGCS learning expedition in Tokyo #visualizinghacking2017. Visit of coworking spaces, maker spaces, fab labs, innovation labs, incubators in Tokyo. For more information, click here.


March, 16th (12.30-2 PM) at ESG UQAM, research seminar with Laurent Taskin about “Une perspective de recherche critique sur les espaces de travail : de l’invisibilité à la considération de la dé-humanisation au travail“. For more details, click here..


March, 22nd (4 PM-6 Pm): second meeting of RGCS Amsterdam. With a presentation of Vera de Jong about “Co-designing a professional innovative learning environment“. For more details about the program, click here.



21st February (6 PM at espace one, université Paris-Dauphine ):Opening open innovation: from new facilitators to squatters“. With a presentation of Yoann Bazin (ISTEC) about: “Quand un collectif d’artistes squattent un hôpital : collaborations et innovations

6th March (6 PM at Studios Singuliers): “Innovation and entrepreneurship in academic environments: key trends“. Seminar between representatives of several universities and business school. Then a workshop presentation by Aurore Dandoy “du lien animation-communauté dans les espaces de coworking, une approche par la théorie de l’activité” Inscription: Eventbrite.

20th April (5 PM at LBMG): 5-6 PM visit of the “Grands Voisins environment.
6-8 PM: roundtable and seminar aboutNew work practices, consultants and consulting


24th February (6 PM at Cass Business School). Event in partnership with Work & Home. “Working from home, telework and coworking: key trends in the city“. Link to register


SPECIAL EVENT: 8th-10th March: First event of RGCS in Berlin, “Coll-Day”:Berlin and the Collaborative Economy: Old Friends? . Three days intense set of events: a conference, a workshop, a learning expedition. Great opportunities to meet the collaborative communities in Berlin and to understand the local ecosystem. Link to register. Follow the




16th December: First RGCS international symposium in Paris about “Work and workplace transformations. All chapters and people interested in collaborative communities and collaborative spaces can join us for a conference and presentation of our white report.

30th November (7 PM at PSL headquarters): Roundtable “Entrepreneurs et innovateurs dans la cité : une nouvelle classe politique ?”  in partnership with PSL and université Paris-Dauphine (MBC)

3rd November: RGCS seminar (4 PM-5.15 PM, salle de visioconférence de Paris-Dauphine, C125) about “Placing organized work: how and why place is a useful concept for Management and Organization Studies” with Bertrand Sergot and Anne-Laure Saives. We will then move to the MixerMixer (a corporate coworking space close to Dauphine) for a workshop at 5.30 PM.

12th October (5 PM at Labo de l’édition): about “Espaces collaboratifs : entre marché et bien commun” With Alexandre Blein (ENPC) and Caroline Scotto (Mines ParisTech). Followed by a workshop about “education, innovations and third-places” at Le Labo de l’Edition. For more information.

5th July (2 PM, espace one at Dauphine): presentation and open discussions with Sawsan Awada-Jalu (Association L’école de la Ville Buissonnière) about the implementation of a mobile platfor aiming at informing and involving inhabitants of the south of Paris about urban transformations linked to the emergence of the “Grand-Paris”.

17th May: RGCS seminar (4 PM at Marketing space): “From open spaces to collaborative spaces” with a discussion with the City of Paris (Maud Berthier) about students coworking spaces supported by the city of Paris.

21st March: RGCS seminar (5 PM) at Beeotop about ethnographical perspectives on maker spaces

15th March (2 PM, espace one): study about Fab labs (presentation of a study about 80 European Fab labs, with Raphael Suire, Professor of economics at Université de Rennes)

25th January 2016 : RGCS seminar at Player (5 PM) about innovation and entrepreneurship

13th January 2016 (2 PM, espace one at Dauphine): comparison of local public policies about third places  (with the City of Paris and the Conseil Régional Ile de France – La Fonderie)

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20th October (5 PM) at Cass Business School: “Public policies of entrepreneurship and innovation in London: only market-driven? ” Befor this event, a workshop about our White Paper will be organized at the Maison de France (1 PM).

17th June (5 PM) at the Cass Business School: “Coworking spaces and coworking movements in London: an overview of business models”

18th March, all day long at the French embassy (9 AM-4 pm). Workshop about collaborative economy and collaborative movements. After a joint workshop at the Judge Business School (Cambridge University).

15th January, all day long at Cass Business School (9 AM-4 PM). Research seminar

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Novembre, 3rd (10 AM-11.30 AM)  at ESG UQAM (salle R-1910). Research seminar visioconference with RGCS Paris) « Placing organized work : How and why place is a useful concept for management and organization studies» by Bertrand Sergot, Université Paris Sud and Anne-Laure Saives, ESG UQAM. Full program can be accessed here

October, 25th (3 PM-5 PM) at  ESG UQAM (salle R-4240). Research seminar    about « Regard sur les espaces de coworking avec la perspective de la théorie des configurations organisationnelles », by Thomas Bargone-Fisette, ESG UQAM and  « Le phénomène Maker et la commercialisation des inventions: utilité ou nuisance? L’épée à double tranchant du partage d’espace de création et de fabrication sur les ambitions entrepreneuriales. », by Alina Grenier Arellano.Full program can be accessed here

24th May at UQAM (3 to 5.30 PM at UQAM): “Collaborative communities in Montreal: main trends”

15th January at UQAM ( 1 PM to 3 PM)

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Grenoble & Lyon

9th November (7 PM) in Lyon. More details soon.

11th October (5.30 PM) at IAE of Grenoble, “Architecture et espaces des communautés collaboratives

9th June (5.30 PM at the Tuba), in Lyon “Des soyeux aux makers/coworkers : la tradition lyonnaise des tiers-lieux producteurs d’innovations

17 March (5 PM-7 PM), in Grenoble at the IAE of Grenoble

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22nd-23rd September 2016: first meeting, research seminar about “Coworkers, Makers, Hackers and Fabbers: main trends in Barcelona“, at the University of Barcelona with Montserrat Pareja, Ignasi Capdevilla and Roser Pujadas.

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October, 31st (3 PM) at Lab A: “Labs in Amsterdam”, first meeting of RGCS Amsterdam. Fore more information, click here.