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Conference of Raphael Gielgen from Vitra (SOLD OUT)

5:00 p.m., Lecture. 7:15 p.m., Round table
ELISAVA (La Rambla, 30-32). Sala Aleix Carrió (1st floor)


Work, as we know it, is changing. The works we have, the spaces we take up and the tasks flows cracked under the pressure of disruptive elements like technology and its long-term effects. This does not mean that entities have to adapt to a new reality; but adaptation is the new reality.

This is what this conference is about 'The art of recreating constantly the personal futur', in charge of Raphael Gielgen, Director of Research at Vitra, the Swiss enterprise that creates furniture and designs commercial spaces, domestic spaces and working environments.  

After, there will be a roundtable with the presence of the same lecturer, along with other experts in the field such as Pep Wennberg, Octavio Mestre and Ricardo Guasch.

Gielgen has spent most part of his professional life working for a better working space in offices. His curiosity for architecture, technology and social change in the context of the working environments has been his fuel; always connected to the question of how the global working world is changing and its effect on current commercial models. Keeping in mind how the future working space would look like, Gielgen meets regularly with business leaders, architects and designers for placing at the service of society this knowledge.

Organizer: Postgraduate in Design of Work Space.