The 3rd Space
Gigwork has increased in prevalence in the last few years, and it is time we rethink our work and living environments to cater for such transient lifestyles. The project therefore looks to introduce the future of gigwork platforms that satisfies both the online and real world needs of gigworkers such as housing, working, and learning as well as the wider community through the implementation of space-as-a-service model. This project is inspired by the efficiency and innovation of supply chain companies and implements automation for the effective distribution of space.
The project capitalises on the shift in traditional work and living settings where there is a blurring of boundaries culminating in the existence of 3rd spaces where hybridised activities such as informal work occur, thereby introducing the next step of the evolution of 3rd spaces through blockchain, automation and machine learning, that prioritises mobility, flexibility, expandability, and efficiency.
Inspired by the efficiency and innovation of supply chain companies, this thesis creates a compelling vision for the future of transient gigwork and living through an automation system for the effective distribution of space. It envisions the future of gigwork platforms through which the potential of implementation of space as a service model is explored. The design revolves around various dimensions of flexibility, efficiency and mobility, proposing an autonomously organised and managed platform where new forms of work, living and learning for gig workers and the wider community can occur through the short and long term expansion capabilities.
- Assoc. Prof. Cho Im Sik (Dr.)
Sam Liw Yao En
Sam Liw Yao En