September 14, 2022

Ashley Schafer Contributes to Back to the Office

The book explores the history and future of the office after the rise of remote work imposed by quarantine.

Professor of Architecture Ashley Schafer has contributed to Back to the Office. The book examines office projects by SOM, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Arne Jacobsen, Herman Hertzberger, Oscar Niemeyer, Gio Ponti, Le Corbusier, Kenzo Tange, and others through photography, archival documents, contemporary interviews, and critical essays.

Able to work anywhere – and in unpredictable times, often forced to – we have a tortured relationship with the office today. Desperate to work again in physically shared spaces, we are also now questioning whether offices – and the demanding, alienating rhythms they impose on us – are needed at all.

The book is co-authored with Stephan Petermann and Ruth Baumeister.

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