Who talks about collaborative spaces, how, and why


  • Gianandrea Ciaramella Politecnico di Milano
  • Cristina Rossi Lamastra Politecnico di Milano
  • Paola Rovelli Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
  • Chiara Tagliaro Politecnico di Milano




Collaborative space, interdisciplinarity.


Communities in urban contexts and firms in corporate offices have recently started to implement collaborative spaces. Several authors from different disciplines are currently advancing knowledge in this realm. Systematizing this diverse knowledge base helps to advance our understanding of this novel phenomenon. To this end, the present work reviews 29 papers focusing on collaborative spaces. We analyse these papers in terms of contents, research methods, fields of study, authors’ background, and impact on the academic community. Grounding on this analysis, we outline new relevant research questions and opportunities for future investigations.

Author Biography

Chiara Tagliaro, Politecnico di Milano

Department of Architecture, Built Environment and Construction Engineering - ABC

PhD Student




How to Cite

Ciaramella, G., Rossi Lamastra, C., Rovelli, P., & Tagliaro, C. (2018). Who talks about collaborative spaces, how, and why. CERN IdeaSquare Journal of Experimental Innovation, 2(1), 3–7. https://doi.org/10.23726/cij.2018.758