The various spaces are designed to give maximum access to knowledge, with regular lectures, workshops and debates helping members in their budding enterprises. By connecting members, the Hubs’ hosts aim to create collaborative relationships between talented people who can quickly turn thoughts into action when dealing with today’s social, cultural and environmental issues. Sound like a crafty plan to save the world? With each individual Hub harbouring a melting pot of social entrepreneurs who want to work towards a better world, something good will surely come of it.

Madrid
Spain has arrived at co-working relatively late, but it’s made up for it with beauty: the Madrid Hub is a mind-blowing piece of architecture and interior design. And the best part? Very little was actually done. Located in a former garage, the open office space is dominated by bare concrete walls and unpainted wood furniture. The most striking decorative element is the old warning sign which tells drivers the garage isn’t liable for damage to their cars.

London
The newly opened Hub Westminster is being described as “London’s first superstudio for the impact economy.” It occupies 12,000 sq ft of renovated office space in New Zealand House, a landmark 1960s building on Haymarket, and is the third Hub space in London. A rolling programme of talks, workshops and dinners showcases the extensive range of social enterprise projects currently going on in the British capital and highlights just how developed and dynamic the impact economy is to prospective members and investors.

Brussels
Located in the heart of Brussels, this Hub space functions both as a co-working space and as a platform connecting members via workshops, and innovators with clients and funding via events.

This and more inspiring projects can be found in the print copy of A smart guide to Utopia or the ebook version.