How can places you go to other than your workplace or your home, such as libraries, idea hubs, cultural centres, parks, start-up cafés and other indispensable public spaces, so-called ‘third places’, make a valuable contribution to a vital society , now and in the future? How to Make a Relevant Public Space answers these questions from different angles, based on the fi ve most important developments within the public space.
'Third Places for All' is an initiative of international creative guide and architect Aat Vos. The book offers colourful inspiration to architects and other creatives, policymakers and administrators. With more than 20 in-depth interviews with authorities in various fi elds including urban development, planning, architecture, design, gaming, communication and sociology, from professor Saskia Sassen to author Joe Pine (The Experience Economy) and from industrial designer Karim Rashid to Marcela Sabino (director of the Museum of Tomorrow, Rio de Janeiro). Visual reports on inspiring ‘third places’ and city tours of public hotspots complete the portrayal of the new public space.