Freelance heaven: a winter retreat in Barcelona.
image: Saskia Huizinga
Saskia knows a cheap place to update her portfolio: the public library of Barcelona.
It was surprisingly easy to settle in. During the day she could ride the free wifi and at night she could enjoy the company of city dwellers of all kinds and ages. People flocked the streets and spend hours of chatting and eating and enjoying the good life.
The dilemma: North versus South.
Will there be a future in which digital communication is integrated in such a way that even in local projects physical distance is no longer a problem? Maybe, but right now that is not yet a reality. In Saskia’s case the jury is out. She hasn’t decided yet what kind of life she chooses to live.
In the meantime she spends her days in public areas making up plans for bottom up urban planning. Her flat is rented out to pay the mortgage so there is no rush. Right now she spends her nights couch surfing, staying with family and friends and taking buses to lovely cities to update her portfolio and to send out her CV. We both are thrilled by all the possibilities this age gives us, even in such uncertain times. Lets gather more of these stories so we can extend our horizon and increase our options, even during crises!