What are Third Spaces? They're not home. They're not work. They're the third, in-between space where people come together...and something happens. Third Spaces are typically authentic spaces: coffee bars in newly renovated historic homes; locally owned bistros with fresh, authentic fare where freelancers meet for lunch. Third Spaces are mingling places for people, energy, and ideas.
But it's even more than that. Third Spaces can happen spontaneously, like a kickball game among GE engineers that breaks out in the local church parking lot after work winds down. Third Spaces can also be created on purpose – like Jazz in the Park in Milwaukee's Cathedral Park every Thursday in the summer or the Dragon Boat Races in Fort Dodge, Iowa.
Third Spaces are authentic, local, and energizing. What do you think MAKES a Third Space?