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Co-working and the cafe

This blog post is based on a talk I prepared for a workshop at CAMEo, the Research Institute for Cultural and Media Economies at the University of Leicester on co-working dynamics in the city. “It was a pleasant cafe, warm … Continue reading

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Cafe Innovations: Ziferblat

 “Ziferblat is the first place where everything you see if free except the time you spend there. You can work, make art, drink coffee, play the piano, attend events and get acquainted with good people”. Ziferblat website Last night the … Continue reading

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Cafes with a conscience: revisited

Back in November I wrote a short post on social enterprise cafes entitled ‘Cafes with a conscience‘. A few days ago the Guardian published an article with a similar title touching on some of the same issues. The article highlights … Continue reading

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Greek horizons: the growth of the Mikel Coffee Company

  My current research project on cafés, focuses largely on the UK, but given the globalized nature of the coffee and café industry more generally, it’s very difficult to look at just one country in isolation, and I am interested … Continue reading

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Cafés with a conscience: Social enterprise cafés in the UK

Social Bite, a chain of cafés in Scotland, recently entered the media spotlight when the actor George Clooney paid a visit to show his support for their activities, which include helping the homeless. Earlier in 2015 Russell Brand gained media … Continue reading

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