Event Details
Event Title Employee Forum Book Club: Cubed, A Secret History of the Workplace
Location 3100 Michael Hooker Research Center
Sponsor Employee Forum
Date/Time 03/22/2018 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
For more information, contact the event administrator: Matthew Banks mbanks@email.unc.edu
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UNC staff are invited to join the Employee Forum book club on March 22, 2018 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. at 3100 Michael Hooker Research Center. We will discuss the book Cubed, A Secret History of the Workplace by Nikil Saval. The book can be purchased at a special discount online or in the store at Bulls Head Book Shop.

(New York Times)  How you work depends in large part on the spaces in which you work. This big theme is taken up by Nikil Saval in “Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace.” There is in fact nothing “secret” about this history; from the Civil War on, as the white-collar world grew, managers and designers thought out loud about where workers should sit, the furniture they should use, the walls and windows that should surround them. Instead of a secret history, Saval, an editor of n+1, has written something more interesting. He has infused a straightforward factual account with all sorts of literary, cultural and political insights; these make the story he tells more dark than dry.

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