Dutch ex­plorer lands at F Space

Cockburn Gazette - - STILL CRUISING - Leah Roberts

FROM sail­ing around the world to work­ing in co-work­ing spa­ces in Lon­don and New York, Dutch­woman Sabine Al­bers has done plenty – and has now brought this pas­sion to Fre­man­tle.

The in­ter­na­tional pho­tog­ra­pher said when she came to Aus­tralia she saw a lot of un­tapped po­ten­tial.

“I was crav­ing to work with and con­nect with other cre­atives,” she said.

“I found it re­ally hard when I ar­rived in Perth af­ter liv­ing in Syd­ney.

“I was look­ing for things I was used to in Europe, the US and the UK. I knew there must be like-minded peo­ple around.

“I couldn’t find them but once I started cre­at­ing, it started to grow and found other peo­ple.”

F Space, op­er­at­ing for five years this July, is an of­fice space that in­di­vid­u­als or busi­nesses can sub­let on a month-by-month ba­sis.

Ms Al­bers said she talked to staff at the City of Fre­man­tle about how to en­gage with peo­ple who worked from home.

F Space mar­ket­ing man­ager Ja­son Nor­man­dale said the space served many pur­poses.

“It’s a cre­ative in­dus­try hub; we have lawyers, web man­agers, pro­gram­mers, ar­chi­tects, cre­atives with clients,” he said.

“There is a lot of talk­ing and work­ing to­gether with peo­ple ad­vis­ing each other.”

Sabine Al­bers and Ja­son Nor­man­dale.

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