project profile


As the second, annual pop-up, Pollinator's mission for 2018 was to: 1) Take the idea of an experimental living-lab and future of work theme to the next level of agility and flexibility in the office setting, and 2) Continue educating the community as to the importance of human-centric design in the workplace.


There were several challenges ctrl+shift+space had to maneuver through: 1) Identify a building-owner with a vacant suite who was willing to donate the space for one month; 2) Gather sponsors and other supporters who would donate furnishings and services to bring the Pollinator concept to life; 3) Plan and host events and other gatherings in the space to educate and share insights with a wide variety of people; 4) Deliver Pollinator to the community in under 6 weeks so as to align with Portland's Design Week Festival. 


Within a historical building, and in collaboration with some key industry partners, ctrl+shift+space transformed a 5,000 square foot retail shell into a unique workplace experience. A large variety of furniture manufacturers, along with local makers and craftspeople, filled the suite mainly with mobile and 'hackable' products meant to provide end-users with control and flexibility over their work environment.


Pearl District @ NW 10th & Flanders, Portland, OR


To learn more about Pollinator, stay up to date with new initiatives and upcoming events, or to watch inspiring speaker videos and see more photos from past pop-ups, visit the Pollinator website.







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