vol. 5, num. 9 :: 2006.05.05 — 2006.05.19
"Third place" is a term used to describe the places we gather with one another apart from work and home. This issue will take a look at the places where we renew ourselves and experience community.
An interview with Dale Ter Haar, owner of South Park Hardware in South Holland, Illinois.
A reflection on lives intersecting in unexpected spaces.
What is the relationship between church space and third place?
On how the Centennial Park Gazebo in Holland, Michigan, became engraved into a life story.
A story of discovering the place of refreshment.
A review of Susan Enan's five-song EP.
The merging of two cultures yields a lesson in experiencing community.
Even as big boxes multiply, "neighborhood values" are becoming an important part of the national conversation.
How true love meets guilt and shame one fateful, folk-filled evening.
A review of Coffee and Cigarettes directed by Jim Jarmusch.
A biography and information about the sociologist who coined the term "third place."
Explore the web site for this important public space in Lake Forest, Washington.
On live performance space as "third place."
Learning versus playing. That dichotomy seems natural to people…. Learning, according to that almost automatic view, is what children do in school and, maybe, in other adult-directed activities. Playing is, at best, a refreshing break from learning. From that view, summer vacation is just a long recess, perhaps longer than necessary. But here’s an alternative view, which should be obvious but apparently is not: playing is learning. At play, children learn the most important of life’s lessons, the ones that cannot be taught in school. To learn these lessons well, children need lots of play — lots and lots of it, without interference from adults.
“The play deficit” in Aeon Magazine
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