The CUASIA unconference 2016 will be held next week in Ubud (Bali). For the second year running, the event will bring together members of the coworking community from thirty countries. This time the central theme will explore how to live, work and learn differently in the growing collaborative economy.
In recent years, we have seen changes to our lifestyles, production models and workspaces thanks to a boom in coworking, an increase in digital nomads and the consolidation of platforms for sharing resources and services. Destinations like Bali have become popular among digital nomads, who use coworking spaces as a base during their stay on the island. That's why there'll be a session at Kumpul Coworking before the actual conference, where we'll gain an insight to the coworking movement in Indonesia and its role in the local community. Managers of Kumpul Coworking, Dennis and Faye Alund, recently told us in an interview that it could be really positive for coworkers to share their experience of creating digital business models with local entrepreneurs, which would in turn empower them and help the productive and social fabric of this area develop.
New living, working and learning models centred on the collaborative economy have a long road ahead of them with room for experimentation, debate and new proposals. This kind of event is a great opportunity to share experiences and advice and there are bound to be many more like it throughout the year and those that follow. In another post, we mentioned the growth of coliving, presenting initiatives of varying scales, from WeWork's expansive model to spaces that are closely linked to their local communities, such as Sende or Sun and Co in Spain. Models that combine living and working spaces are not entirely new, as there were examples of such in the 20th century. However, the evolution of transport and technology has meant we can move about much more freely.
Many more issues are sure to arise in the coming years. Areas such as education are drastically changing due to the Internet . Coworking spaces are transforming the way that we work and connect with one another professionally. And that is thanks to platforms that allow us to share resources, services, time, ideas and common purposes, etc.
At Nexudus Spaces, we've been an active part of the coworking community and witnessed how the movement has evolved and grown over the past few years. We are really looking forward to attending CUASIA 2016 so that we can share with, learn from and meet new players on the coworking scene.
We would also like to take the opportunity to tell you about a new project that we're excited to be launching in parallel with CUASIA 2016. It's called COlorWORKING and is an online colouring book with illustrations that depict communities, events and coworking news. Anyone can download the illustrations and print them out. And, in line with the movement's collaborative essence, coworkers can add their personal touch and colour them in. We hope you like them!
See you in Bali!
Article main photo Source: Lola Guti