Gamecity Forecast: Is work still a place?
For many teams and companies switching to remote work brought up challenges in working together - as well as opportunities to try out more flexible concepts of work and work spaces. What can we take away from these experiences to shape the way we and our teams want to work together in the future?
Join us for Gamecity Forecast, a compact 2-hour-workshop-format, in which we’ll explore how the ways of working together in the games industry changed during the last year and what those changes entail for our work environments.
Thomas Huth, Hamburg-based creator of progressive work environments, will join us as guest expert to kick off the session with his thoughts on existing and new places of work. You’ll then team up in groups with other participants to exchange your views on current challenges, discuss possible approaches of rethinking work and workspaces and develop ideas together. The evening will end with an exchange of group outputs and an open networking session.
How to participate:
Are you already in the process of rethinking how you work together as a team - and where you do it? Are you already working on concepts about what to change about your work spaces?
Then join us on June 9, 5-7pm for our first worksession!
This session is intentionally open to participants from different industries and from different company sizes so that every participant can profit from a wide range of perspectives. We reserve 50% of the seats for Hamburg games companies.
In order to create a productive workshop experience for everyone, this session is limited to 30 participants. Please only sign up if you already deal with this topic for your work place / company and if you can definitely make it to the session.
About our guest expert for this session:
Thomas Huth has an engineering degree in the field of architecture from University of Hannover and worked for multiple creative agencies and architecture firms. For over 12 years now, he has been self-employed with his Hamburg-based creative office Parat, which specializes in the design and implementation of progressive working environments. He developed plans and concepts for co-working spaces (e.g. Code Working Space and Betahaus in Hamburg) and for offices of companies from IT and creative industries as well as large corporations like Airbus or DB Systel. More about Thomas and his company Parat: http://buero-parat.de/
About Gamecity Forecast:
In our new worksession series “Gamecity Forecast” we aim to take a look beyond the day-to-day business - and put our heads together on topics that will gain importance for the games sector in the (near) future. To share insights and develop new perspectives, we bring together experts from various fields with key people from the Hamburg games industry and other sectors. In a compact two-hour-session an expert guest speaker kicks off the discussion with a short keynote, then participants share thoughts, exchange perspectives and develop ideas together in mixed workshop groups. After the main events there’ll be opportunities to continue discussions on your ideas and build networks to follow up on them.
- 5:00 PM: Welcome and Introduction
- 5:15 PM: Keynote by Thomas Huth
- 5:40 PM: Worksessions in Breakout Rooms
- 6:15 PM: Presentation and Discussion of Group Outputs
- 6:40 PM: Wrap-up and Feedback
- 6:50 PM: Get-together and Networking (open end)