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Welcome to the Coworking Wiki!

If you are a coworker, space owner, coworking space directory or coworking enthusiast, this site belongs to you. You can request editing privileges with a sentence or two about why you're interested in coworking. If you're just visiting or here to learn more, there is a lot of information available for coworking. If you're just visiting or here to learn more, there is a lot of information available for space owners, catalysts, and coworkers.

Please note: it may take us a few days to grant editing privileges after receiving your request. There are help pages available if you are having trouble making a change or uploading content.


What is Coworking?

The idea is simple: independent professionals and those with workplace flexibility work better together than they do alone. Coworking spaces are about community-building and sustainability. Participants agree to uphold the values set forth by the movement’s founders, as well as interact and share with one another. We are about creating better places to work and as a result, a better way to work.


History of Coworking

Important dates can be added to the History of Coworking timeline. 


What is the Coworking Wiki?

The Coworking Wiki is a free, community-owned and operated resource for everyone involved or interested in the world of coworking. For many, it is the first stop in their efforts to learn more about the movement. It offers resources for present and potential coworkers, space owners and operators, and those seeking to form their own coworking space.

To learn more about the wiki and our ongoing efforts to support the coworking movement, head here.


Our Values:

The members of this Community are engaged with and working on a model and approach that we call Open Coworking.  We are spaces all over the world, we work in many different languages and our businesses all look very different.  So how can we all be part of one big community?

Here's how.  We have all committed to the same core values.  Our values are:

To learn more, head to "The Values of Open Coworking"

Celebrate Coworking Day

Coworking turns 13 on August 9. Learn how to find or start a gathering in your city here.


Find Coworking Spaces Around the Globe

Locate your local coworking space using our Coworking Space Directory. Travel between spaces internationally using the Coworking Visa:  those programs allowing active members to use another participating space in a different city, absolutely free. To find a participating space or announce your space's participation, head to the Coworking Visa page.

Getting Involved







Academic Research


Coworking Marketplace Directories


Coworking Blogs and Media Coverage


Associations, Collectives, Groups


Coworking Tools


Coworking Conferences


Other Coworking Resources


More lists of coworking resources (studies, tools, books, news, associations...)