July 18, 2016

Co-working, Co-learning

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Pete Bacevice, PhD, Director of Research at global architecture firm HLW; researcher, University of Michigan Co-working Project

Amanda Lewan, CEO, co-founder, Bamboo Detroit

July 26, 12:30-2, Dearborn Room

In this session, Pete Bacevice and Amanda Lewan will share with us their complementary perspectives on running a co-working space, designing a co-working space and co-working research, and will consider the usefulness of co-working in an academic context, and the initiation of the term “co-learning”.

This event is open to the public. Walk-ins welcome. RSVP preferred: shiras@umich.edu. Light lunch served.


Pete Bacevice is the Director of Research at HLW International, a global architecture and design practice, where he is a member of the firm’s Strategy & Discovery team.  He is also a researcher with the Center for Positive Organizations at the University of Michigan Ross School of Business where he is part of project looking at the impact of coworking and other other modes of working on employee thriving and professional identity.  He regularly presents at professional conferences, and he has been published in a variety of academic and professional outlets including Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review.  He is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Amanda Lewan is an entrepreneur and award-winning writer. She is Co-founder of Bamboo Detroit, the city’s largest co-working community. She is founder and editor of Michipreneur, a regional digital publication on entrepreneurship and innovation. Amanda is inspired to build creative communities and tell stories that unite others. She received a Bachelor’s in Professional Writing from Michigan State University and a Master’s in English from Wayne State University.

A gifted storyteller, she has over seven years of writing and integrated marketing experience. Her storytelling, fiction & essays have been recognized and published in NPR, Entrepreneur Magazine, ABC’s 20/20, The Nation, Rust Belt Magazine, The Journal of Americana and more. Her essays have received national honors, most recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net 2015.