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Cubed reveals a surprising history of the workspaces in which most of us spend more than 8 hours a day. The book analyses how the working environment has evolved since the mid-20th century, when workers were crowded into small, dank, dark “cells” intended only for males, to the present day, in a process that has sought to rationalise the space in a quest for greater efficiency and productivity and where women joining the workforce has had vital importance.

Through books, films and comic strips, the author analyses the reasons why our workplaces are what they are and how they could be better, and shows us some obvious changes that have gone unnoticed but that have conditioned our work, such as the appearance of the one-person cubicle or the increasingly common possibility of working from home.


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