Covid-19: a Black Swan
Our belief that open space offices and areas for shared activities inside a large hub represented the new frontier of the workplace, destined to grow and evolve, has been unexpectedly and emphatically turned on its head by the pandemic. Suddenly, proximity and interaction - the key elements underpinning this design - are a problem, or rather The Problem.
Our world has changed before our very eyes and has obliged us to adapt our working methods to deal with this unexpected event, whose effects will continue to resonate for a long time. To quote the famous definition of the philosopher and mathematician, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a Black Swan is an event that is so rare that even the possibility that it might occur is unknown, it has a catastrophic impact when it does occur, and is explained in hindsight as if it were actually predictable.