Yoko Kawai, a co-founder of Mirai Work Space and principal of Penguin Environmental Design, has just joined Task Force on COVID-19 and other Respiratory Infections at The International WELL Building Institute (IWBI).

Yoko contributes to the Mind, Movement, and Community emphases of the Task Force. Having long explored the value of these spatial concepts in her research, teaching, and practice, Yoko investigates their relevance for public health in the age of COVID-19—for example, via the spatially resonant practices of social distancing and self-isolating.

IWBI’s press release is here.