Successful Givers & Toxic Takers at work

What is the science behind giving while at work and in life? Is generosity as good a trait as we like to believe, or do we easily give ourselves away? How can we all become architects and shape our workspace according to our skills, interests and values?

The organizational psychologist Adam Grant has studied how generosity fits into the workspace, and his results challenges the conventional notion that taking is more"effective" than giving.

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The Elementa UT project - bringing life into work

Write hElementa UT is an initiative that aims to explore imaginative ways of working and living with plants through design. We humans are incredibly adaptable to environments that are less-than-optimal for our wellbeing. Desktop computing as we know it is a phenomenon that is both at the core of conceived value production in our society - and deeply problematic for the health of our human organism. While the obvious solution is to actually get away and into the jungle (or the mountain or the sea) - the UT project is about transforming the workspace through the incorporation of plants and life.ere...

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Hilma af Klint at Henie Onstad

At Elementa we are hugely inspired by all kinds of true explorers of the hidden recesses of the mind. The first big retrospective exhibition of the Swedish mystic artist Hilma af Klint’s work, originally organized by Moderna Museet is now on display at Henie Onstad art centre - and is allegedly the last chance to see this show for a long time. 

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Office desks available at Prindseloftet

Looking for a space to work in Oslo - part time or full time? Elementa is part of the collective at Prindseloftet in Storgata 36 in central Oslo, sharing space with Foodstudio, Growlab and designer Hallgeir Homstvedt. The members of the collective all work with various approaches to ecology and design with the aim to produce real value in their respective fields.

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