Thoughts on the Post-Pandemic Streetscape

To win in a post-pandemic world, we need to prioritize the needs of the workforce over the requirements of workplace facilities.

We at Rapt Studio are talking with companies across the globe about how to create the best possible work experience for employees as we emerge from the pandemic and beyond. We’ve translated a few of our key insights into provocations for you to consider as you determine the shape of your workplace moving forward. The central takeaway? It’s more important than ever to put the needs of your workforce at the center of the conversation.

How might the pandemic catalyze more meaningful engagement with the global challenges we face today?

A demonstration of the “crystalline structure of time.” | Robert Smithson, Asphalt Rundown

“Art must be a tuning to the object” — Timothy Morton

On February 22nd of this year, Mike Hughes assembled a crowd of journalists, fans, and onlookers in the Mojave desert. The self-described daredevil had constructed a homemade rocket — not for the first time — with the intent of launching himself 5,000 feet high. …

A practical experiment on the power of emotional openness to unlock efficiency and creativity in professional collaboration.

Coronavirus lockdowns have placed immense strain on every aspect of our lives. If we haven’t lost our jobs, we’re working on the front lines, risking our lives to provide essential services, or otherwise striving to work well at home — where kids might demand attention, spouses may be taking calls, and tempers might be flaring. Outside our walls, the global health crisis takes lives, a recession looms, and a social-justice movement makes powerful strides.

At Rapt, we invite everyone to “bring their whole…

When company leaders think about the future of the office, they must think not just in terms of space but in terms of people.

We are asked by clients, reporters, and curious friends what effect COVID-19 will have on the workplace of the future. Now that we know many jobs can be carried out from home, will we need less office space? What will we do there? Do we need offices at all?

We are cognizant of the tendency to jump to a simple conclusion: if people can work efficiently at home, then the office must be dead, no? While…

A study on the potential of urban and cultural theory to revitalize social experience online, kindling a spirit of creative misuse.

“The Naked City” by Guy Debord and Asger Jorn, 1957

Note: This piece was written prior to the killing of George Floyd and the ensuing uprising and protests, which have reclaimed vast swathes of public space both in the imaginary and in reality. This new context had clear implications for several points of analysis in the original piece, and we have layered insight in where suitable, while avoiding a frivolous or appropriative treatment of the ongoing national discourse.

“His living room is a box in the theater of the…

By David Galullo, CEO and Chief Creative Officer, Rapt Studio

We have been forced — as family, as community, as a nation and world — to shield ourselves from each other.

It has been a quick and decisive shift from our “normal” and has been colored with the very best (and worst) of what people are made of. The social and economic implications were felt immediately, and with continued uncertainty we are all wondering what recovery may look like and how long it will take to get there (wherever “there” is).

What is the new normal, or is this the…

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