In Ray Oldenburg's book, The Great Good Place, we’re introduced to the idea of Third Places - places we meet to eat, drink, and socialize with friends, family, and acquaintances. In the days of online dating, many of us have met a date for the first time in a coffee shop. As the way we ... [read more]
In Ray Oldenburg's book, The Great Good Place, we’re introduced to the idea of Third Places - places we meet to eat, drink, and socialize with friends, family, and acquaintances. In the days of online dating, many of us have met a date for the first time in a coffee shop. As the way we do business continues to evolve, it's equally normal to see people working daily on laptops in coffee shops, or even conducting job interviews. We celebrate birthdays, engagements, and other life events in restaurants and bars, as well as simply enjoying the company of our friends over lunch or at the end of a long work day.
Our civic society depends on these Third Places. This TEDxScottsdaleSalon event focuses on the genesis of these places. Our speakers will briefly discuss design elements from scale, location, and scope, down to minute visual details. There are also several less immediately quantifiable factors in a space’s success, such as warmth or gregariousness of the staff. How do these diverse elements combine to make a place more than just habitable, but memorable? Better design in (and more of!) these places will make our society more resilient, and better our cities as a result. Join us as we get a peek into the process and celebrate some of Metro Phoenix's best Third Places.
Sincerely, Andrew Knochel & Jim McPherson
Craig DeMarco, Postino, Windsor, Churn:
Born June 3, 1970 in Waterbury CT, Married to Kris DeMarco, Two boys: Chaz 6 AJ 5, ASU 1993, Postino Arcadia 2001, La Grande Orange Grocery 2002, La Grande Orange Pizzeria 2003, Chelsea’s Kitchen 2005, Radio Milano (RIP) 2007, Postino Central 2009, Windsor/Churn 2011, Postino East 2012, Hobbies: Skateboarding and punk rock music
Jeff Fischer, Lux Coffeebar:
don't tell anyone what I thought you needed was what you gave me already
sitting Indian style near the bare spot in the lawn while your
brothers chased each other with bats
Enthusiastic, curious, polyglot New Yorker who made Arizona her “temporary” home 22 years ago. Empathic, intuitive, lover of truth, authenticity, words, languages, nature, animals. Social media butterfly. #PANK. Schmooze Diva and JOAT for hire. Wabi sabi, baby!
Margaret Bruning is flying back to Phoenix to discuss what she thinks about Public Art and its relationship to third places, what she thinks about her 15 years with Scottsdale Public Art, and her initial impressions of three weeks as Director of Los Angeles County's Public Art program. This farewell address will be sure to delight some, infuriate others, and sparkle throughout with the unmatched passion Margaret brought to the Valley during her stay here.