D-Flect with Karsten Kossatz on August 11th, 2021

We are happy to invite you to our upcoming D-Flect session, which will take place online on Wednesday, June 30th, 2021. We look forward to welcoming our speaker, Karsten Kossatz, CEO of independesk. Together with Uli Weinberg, Claudia Nicolai and our former HPI D-School students Maximilian Roß and Ferdinand Wagner, Karsten will talk about: “Remote work in third places - Protecting the climate by reducing commute.”


[Translate to Englisch:] Karsten Kossatz

Let’s be honest: the endless commute to the office is the biggest waste of time in our lives. By now, there is already the hardware and the software to make it possible to work remotely from anywhere. And there are probably more productive and professional work environments near you than you think.

With his startup “independesk” serial founder Karsten Kossatz wants to revolutionize the working world by offering an alternative to the home office. He aims to abolish commuting, relieve inner cities and save lots of CO2.

In the winter semester 2020/21 he approached the HPI D-School and provided a design challenge for two Design Thinking teams in the Basic Track program. In an eight week project, the teams developed concepts to establish new forms of desk sharing in a remote work environment. 

At our D-Flect, which for scheduling reasons we have postponed to 11 August 2021 at 5:00 pm (CEST), Karsten Kossatz, Uli Weinberg and Claudia Nicolai as well as Maximilian Roß and Ferdinand Wagner of the former Basic Track teams will present their findings and prototypes and discuss how we can rethink the way we work and adapt the working world to the future. 

About our speaker:

Karsten Kossatz is a serial founder and last year founded the startup independesk, a platform on which companies can post their free desks and rent them out to people from the neighborhood flexibly and spontaneously - desk sharing via app.

In the past, Karsten had the communications agency PLAIN, as well as the new work startup Outside Society.

Date: June 30th, 2021

Time: 5:00 – 7:00 pm

Place: Zoom

The event will be held in English.

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We look forward to virtually seeing and discussing with you!