Coworking: The Freelance Mode of Organisation?

  • Alessandro GandiniEmail author


This chapter discusses how digital and freelance knowledge workers within coworking spaces may experiment a potentially new mode of organisation and reterritorialisation for their nomadic forms and models of work. The chapter discusses the notion of coworking spaces as the environments that can rebuild a para-institutional or post-bureaucratic notion of trust among economic actors, that is currently absent in the fragmented and individualised socio-economic context of the knowledge economy. Along this line, coworking spaces are discussed as specific forms of collaborative environments that delink from current sociological understandings of communitarian interaction, to represent the collective manifestation of a network sociality based on publicity and reputation-based notions of trust.


Social Entrepreneur Office Space Collaborative Community Cottage Industry Building Behaviour 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Middlesex UniversityLondonUK

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