Home has become the center of the universe for most of us in the past few months. To highlight what that looks like for people across the country, TMRW is launching its My Space series. We’ll be featuring professionals from different fields each week who share their experiences with working from home while following stay-at-home orders.
Name: Emi Grate
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Profession: Drag artist and event producer
How long have you been working from home: Since mid-to-late March
How has having to stay home affected your career? What are you doing to work around or adjust to the parameters?
I’m used to working at home to coordinate shows, but most of my work usually culminates in me having to go out — to be on stage, to be in the audience or to work a temp assignment. That doesn’t happen anymore. Everything has to begin and
Despite concerns about food service in the age of social distancing, Shoma Group plans to open a new food hall in Doral by late 2020. The food hall is expected to serve pent up demand for those craving collective experiences, even if they will have to remain six feet apart.
The Coral Gables-based development firm expects to open its $4.5 million, 14,000-square-foot food hall Shoma Bazaar in November, said the firm’s president and chairman Masoud Shojaee. The food hall will open on the ground floor of the firm’s new rental building Sanctuary at Doral, located along Northwest 41st St. and Northwest 94th Ave. It will have 15 vendors.
COVID-19 is not expected to delay construction or the opening date, said John Hart, head of operations for Shoma Bazaar. But the seating arrangements in certain areas will be rearranged to allow for social distancing, said chief marketing officer Stephanie Shojaee.
For San Francisco–based Joshua Jones, launching a career as an interior designer did not follow the typical path. It wasn’t a matter of skill—he had it!—but rather the discrimination and misinformation he faced as a Deaf individual. Here’s how pivoting to virtual design allowed him to leap into the profession and find success.
Joshua: I graduated from the Art Institute of Seattle in 2008, but unfortunately, I experienced discrimination from architecture and interior design firms during my job search because I’m Deaf. They were more concerned about my Deafness than my skill set. Design is about seeing, touching, and feeling—nothing to do with hearing. My partner encouraged me to start my own business six years ago, and I was excited about the idea of being able to help people all over the world. E-design means I don’t have to limit myself
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