The following is from FREMANTLE Space, the fSpace magazine which celebrates the people who have embraced the ethos of small coworking space in the heart of Fremantle.
A Crazy Dutchy
Words: Sabine Albers, Photography: Anna Duwe
At its best, community is an experience of deep connection and awareness. It allows us to be ourselves and focus on things that are valuable. When we are in the right space, feeling safe, respected and supported, we are more confident. We flourish.
Our world is beautiful, but it carries a lot of weight and can feel disconnected at the best of times. I love creating beauty, to add it to our world, to help reconnect it. I take great joy from connecting people and seeing them thrive together. The energy from that is beautiful and powerful.
It’s hard to believe that our Fremantle space is five years old. I started fSpace with pure joy and crazy enthusiasm. I wanted to meet people and connect on a creative level – to share, collaborate and inspire. So many things have changed over the years and there are many things to celebrate, but what I love each time I walk into fSpace is the experience of being part of a community – of bringing people together around ideas that we believe will bring joy and growth on a personal and global level.
A community also creates opportunity – not just to collaborate or land a new client or project. A community can connect you to others and raise your level of inspiration. Conversations can help you evolve and expand your vision, and great things can happen from there.
A community can be a space where you really meet and connect with others. A space where you share thoughts and ideas, from helping improve the lives of others, fighting legal battles for the disadvantaged, or creating stunning designs. A space where you’re part of a more empathetic society.
Communities like this aren’t specific to a religion, culture or identity. They are inclusive around passion, ideas and interest. fSpace doesn’t fit in a box.
We are young and old and in-between. We are men and women. We are locals and we are from all over the world.
For me, success is to go into the world and create something that is part of the lifestyle you want to live. Our common goal is we want to make a positive change in the world and we seek inspiration to do so.
I’m delighted, excited and honoured to celebrate five years of this. Sincere thanks to everyone who’s been a part of our small space in Fremantle, and for sharing their awesome, extraordinary selves.