The Open Source Office (OSO), Defining the Firm of the Future — a joint project by the AIA, Hanley Wood and BNIM — is space of discourse for envisioning the future of the architectural profession, the design discipline and humanity’s ability to thrive in a changing world. To enrich the theme of the 2012 AIA National Convention, “Design Connects,” the Open Source Office Exhibit will serve as a forum for exchange and collaboration among attendees and the general profession participating through crowdsourcing tools and social media.
In this ever-evolving digital age, humans currently work within two realms – one of high-speed technology, mobility and connectivity, and one rooted in the vestiges of the 20th century physical workplace.
The OSO provides a forum for addressing the changes happening in the workplace. It is facilitating a dialogue about what is missing from these environments and how design and technology should impact “the office” to better serve people and humanity.
The OSO is not confined to the AIA convention floor. It engages a wider audience both physically and virtually through MindMixer to integrate all levels of interaction and various scales of gathering and collaboration.
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