The way we work is changing. The Workhome Project advocates design and policy norms that make this change work – for communities, cities and the environment.

Millions of people are now working from home in an unexpected global experiment triggered by Covid-19. Many employers and employees are finding this works for them. The benefits of this shift are potentially transformative.

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‘Back to normal? … Absolutely not!’, from: Bruno Latour, ‘What protectivemeasures can you think of so we don’t go back to the pre-crisis production model?’, March 2020 → read more

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Howard Davis: Can, can’t and would – Part II

In this follow-up post to ‘People who can, people who can’t, and people who would if they could,’ Howard Davis analyses three common criticisms of home-based work and contemplates whether they in fact root in the traditional segregation of home and work we are so used to.

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Episode 1: Social Inequality and the Workhome

With Richard Brown and Frances Holliss

Working from home is becoming the new norm – while white collar workers have benefited, it has increased inequality for many working class employees. Here more about these issues on our latest podcast, ‘Social Inequality and the Workhome’, with Dr Frances Holliss and Richard Brown.

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Working from home is a luxury many renters in the UK can ill afford

19 August 2020


Home working during the coronavirus pandemic appears to be a success for those whose jobs can be done remotely and who have enough space at home. Surveys show that many of us are happier, healthier, less stressed, sleeping better, walking the dog instead of going to the gym, having lunch with our families – and not missing the commute at all. We are considerably more productive, too. It’s a win, win.

But this is not the whole story and the statistics are stark. In May 2020, mid-pandemic, most white-collar workers in the UK were safely working at home full-time – but this compares with only one in five manual workers. From bus driver to nurse, labourer to care worker – these jobs cannot be carried out in the home. Read Frances Hollis’s article in the Guardian on why Working from home is a luxury many renters in the UK can ill afford.

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