Third Places: A Meditation on Coffee Culture and the way Spaces Shape us

Photo By: Allen Kent Photography

A few years ago while working at an independent coffee shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota, I first came across the concept of third places. ┬áThis term, originally coined by American sociologist Ray Oldenburg, identifies “third places” as the public places on neutral ground where people can gather and interact. The phrase ‘third places’ derives from considering our homes to be the […]