How you work depends in large part on the space in which you occupy at work. Why do we work in large office buildings? How did the cubicle become a popular, yet detested, work space? How has rapidly changing technology - telephones and typewriters to mobile phones and laptops - affected the size, scope and design of offices? Furthermore, as posed in The New York Times Sunday Book Review, "does office architecture having anything to do with organizing the middle-class?"
Nikil Saval is author of Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace, a thoughtful analysis of the transformation of the American workplace set amidst a backdrop of literary, cultural and political insights. Join us as Saval discusses the inventions, people and philosophies that contributed to the evolution of the modern work-space. Presented in partnership with the Beachwood Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library.