“This space is thought through”:

Experiencing newsroom atmosphere



How exactly does a newsroom affect journalistic practices? When does a workspace 'feel right'? Why and in what ways do journalists engage, appropriate or challenge purpose-built architectural design?

In this multi-medial piece, we propose atmospheres as a conceptual framework to address journalists' lived experience of their workspace, including its temporality, multiplicity and complexity. We gesture towards journalism as an embodied, complex and site-specific becoming.


By Sander Holsgens, Saskia de Wildt, Tamara Witschge. Additional imagery by Ricky Booms