WRK / LDN Event Programme

NLA, The Building Centre, 26 Store Street, London WC1E 7BT

Join NLA for discussions, presentations, tours and demonstrations throughout autumn as we explore the future of work in the capital. Come to the NLA galleries to see the major exhibition: WRK/LDN and interact, collaborate and innovate!

‘Work is no longer where you go – it’s what you do.’ As work becomes ‘boundless’, the need to accommodate more uses in less space – and thus for greater density and intensification of development – can present new opportunities for innovative ways of thinking about how and where we work, and the places that we need for it.

This focused programme of events will explore the changing nature of work by looking at the key themes to come out of the NLA Insight Study WRK / LDN, analysing the future of work in the capital.

Come to the NLA galleries to see the major exhibition: WRK / LDN and interact, collaborate and innovate! 

What's on...

Curator-led tours - WRK / LDN: Shaping London's future workplaces 

Join us at The Building Center for a  curator led tour of the exhibition 

Wednesday 19 October 2016, 13:15 - 13:45 - Led by Peter Murray

Wednesday 30 November 2016, 13:15 - 13:45 - Led by Sarah Yates

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Lunchtime talks: Working through lunch

See demonstrations from London’s makers, discuss work life balance, and find out where you will be working in the future in these lunchtime talks – open to the public and free to attend – bring a sandwich and join the debate!
Friday 28 October, 13:15-13:45
How can innovative ergonomic furniture design and creative lighting design improve workplace health and well-being? Read More
Making in London
Friday 11 November, 13:15-13:45
A unique insight into some of London’s hidden making industries, the diverse nature of industry and the future opportunities and challenges. Read More
Live to work?
Friday 25 November, 13:15-13:45
Taking a closer look at the live-in office model with on-site libraries, gyms, napping areas, free 24 hour canteens and living rooms, is this lifestyle sustainable? Read More
Where do you work?
Friday 9 December, 13:15-13:45
Where do Londoners work? Which areas of the capital are expecting change from work to other uses? Where will we work in the future? Read More

Conference: Adaptable, open and smart - the future workplace

Wednesday 26 October 2016, 09:00-13:00 
Join WeWork, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Fab Lab London and industry experts for strategic discussions around issues such as attracting and retaining talent; building workplaces for tomorrow’s generation; and the role of work within regeneration. How do we shape a resilient city with workplaces that can adapt and where business can prosper in the face of fundamental shifts? Read More

Building tours: WRK-Space Visits

Friday 18 November, 14:00-17:00 
An afternoon of exclusive access to London’s most innovative and creative office buildings, led by the architects, engineers and developers behind these spaces. Tours will be open to anyone to attend and offer unique insight to the variety and quality of workspace being created across the capital. Read More

Breakfast talk: Industrial land and the future of manufacturing 

Friday 02 December, 08:30-09:30 
With 500 hectares of industrial land having been lost to housing in the past five years and permitted development rights putting the remaining 6950 hectares under threat, how do we ensure we are accommodating industrial uses, essential services, and local manufacturers, whilst housing the capital’s growing population? Read More 

Evening event: Capital Ideas! Powered by PechaKucha

Monday 12 December, 18:30-20:30 

The Trampery Old Street, 239 Old Street, EC1V 9EY

London’s next generation will present their Capital Ideas! for the future of work in London, responding with realistic solutions to the set of key recommendations to come out of the Insight Study. Read More




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