The global pandemic forced many people to set up an office at home. For this edition of ‘Useful Photography’, Marlies Swinkels researched the websites of real estate agents across Europe and collected images of the corner of the room usually reserved for remote working. It is a space where the view is often not as important as the background, which is of course what the outside world sees during the endless Zoom and Teams sessions. From sharing a room with exercise equipment or the washer and dryer to a small table next to the bed, a desk in a closet or attic storage space, or even setting up in the kid’s bedroom, the future workplace is not quite what we imagined it to be.