What’s a social communications space?

“Humans are allergic to change. They love to say, ‘We’ve always done it this way.’ I try to fight that. That’s why I have a clock on my wall that runs counter-clockwise.” – Admiral Grace Hopper

The Commons at MediaStyle is a place where we help you and your team think differently about communications.

We call it a social communications space. It’s our entire third floor, a modern purpose-built environment for social innovation and hosting solutions labs.

It’s a dedicated design thinking space inside our social enterprise where our facilitators work actively with teams to solve complex communications problems. MediaStyle’s strategists are using design-thinking practices every day in the Commons, it’s where communications innovations are co-created alongside passionate people and organizations.

Working with the power of collaboration, our team works to understand your challenges and jumpstart communications solutions using change-making methodologies.


SOCIAL IMPACT DESIGN We work with leading NGOs, charities and others to create Social Impact using communications, these intensive sessions help better understand audiences and rapid-prototype possible solutions.


COMMUNITY SOLUTIONS LABS: A quarterly multi-day, data-driven event looking at improving an aspect of working life for communications professionals.

A pilot project with a team of 20 amazing people who use The Commons as their workspace and co-create communications innovations with the cohort of peers.


: The Commons is available for external bookings. Early stage social innovator in the arts, LGBTQ2, Indigenous rights or healthy food advocate? We can likely donate the space. Email us to chat. Others looking to make change, and can afford a small rental fee? Our daily rates are very affordable. Get in touch.


And, in case you’re wondering… yes, in tribute to Ms. Hopper, we’ve ordered a clock that runs backwards for The Commons… it should be here just as “Office Hours” kicks off.

Although The Commons is not an accessible space, we continue to work on solutions with the building owner and will keep the community updated. We actively work with disability advocates to ensure the perspectives of differently abled people are brought into our work as analysts.


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