The City of Remote Work, 2020 to 2060
— A participatory investigation of the culture & future of remote work
After Spring 2020 caught us divided between our posts in Sweden and Denmark unable to work in person, our peer agents inspired us to develop a study on the culture & future of remote work.
We designed a new remote city in 2060 and invited peers from all over the world to work online and build it together for an hour a week during two months.
People working before you did so collaboratively using Miro, which proved that ideation and co-creation can happen, and even thrive remotely.
This Future can be visited via Miro anytime without the need of an agent.
THE ARTIFACTS AND THEIR CONTEXTaka Optimistic Speculations
Instead of focusing on tools or apps for remote workers, we developed scenarios that corresponded to the virtual needs that challenged this future society. We played with isolation, identity, richness, nature and sustainability in order to invent new spaces, rituals, and healthy work habits.
In The City of Remote Work there are spaces for leisure, learning, commuting, consulting laws and governance, inspiration, and fun.
There is a GIF(T) SHOP that any traveler can visit after touring the city and capture its favorite spots (using screenshots). These are turned into postcards of the city that anyone can send (a book of postcards is coming to our vending machine during Spring 2021).
The city is always open to visitors here, and sporadic building sessions will keep happening (informed via our Telegram group).
The process, experience, and outcomes are documented in the film below.
Take a tour of The City of Remote Work:
We would like to thank all the travelers contributing to this investigation so far:
Lars Christian Kraemmer
Viktor Lysell Smålänning