The Third Place Theory: Annotated Bibliography
Miller, W. (2016). Excellent, Approachable, and Local: Using an experience-driven, embodied methodology to explore communities of practice within a third place (Doctoral dissertation, Creighton University).
This article uses the experiment-based methodologies to examine the communities of practice within the third places. The communities of practice can be transformed from the inside-out approach, by contributors who perceive they are propelled by suppositions worth challenging. The research’s thesis statement states that questioning such speculations is difficult and stressful; however, it is possible when the participants are willing to change. The article has applied the case study of Aromas Coffeehouse to guide the project. By using the Aromas Coffeehouse as a community of practice within a third place, this thesis statement is attempting to highlight the sophistication of humanity at play.
Pajouh, H.D., Saraf, M., Babamodamadi, S., & Taghibakhsh, M., (2015). Evaluation of Third place Theory in The context of Local Social Places. Journal of Applied Sciences Research.
Hypothetically, the article is conceptualising on the concept of the “third place” within the local libraries. The study is evaluating the experiences of the local library users and their capacity of it transforming to a third place for the society and the people who make use of it. The extensive embracement of the environmental services as well as comfortable sitting positions has induced the perception that the library is a pleasurable place to be. Analysing the social theories such as the third place theory of the location, the article has discovered that the third place has transformed over time and libraries are grouped as third places (pleasure places). The study under this article presents qualitative research approaches. The data was collected through interviews with the head of libraries putting into consideration their practical aims and applying a firm concentrated group discussion. The result shows that the talks and speaking are done in the libraries transform the place to a third place.
Goosen, Z. & Cilliers, E. J. (2018). Third Places for Social Sustainability: A Planning Framework Based on Local and International Comparisons. International Journal of Urban and Civil Engineering.
The article presents the social sustainability of the third places like coffee rooms. Social sustainability is an autonomous aspect of general sustainable development. It has acknowledgement of becoming a significant concept of urban planning sustainability again. In the building up regions in the world are embracing the idea of Third Place proposed in the Third Place Theory. This is because the urban areas are attracting more people in the cities. The article introduces the concept Third Place which is founded on the three fundamental planning strategies to enhance the quality of living for the residents in the urban regions by impacting social sustainability. The study has adequately investigated the idea of Third Place Concept/theory because it has presented the concept of the third place, explained the strategic planning related to the third places, integrated social sustainability in the Third Places Concept and evaluated the benefits of the third places based on social sustainability.
Waxman, L. (2006). The coffee shop: Social and physical factors influencing place attachment. Journal of Interior Design, 31(3), 35-53.
The study in this article has investigated the features that influence gathering behaviour as well as contribute to the place connectivity in chosen coffee shops. From the review of the literature, social gathering (third places) are significant contributors to the social capital. The study used qualitative research methods and involved research techniques that incorporated visual documentation, behavioural mapping, survey, interview and observation. Effectively, the study employed a transactional strategy to encourage understanding of the meaning of the person-environment relationship. Based on the Third Place Theory, the study concluded that the top five design considerations during the construction are “cleanliness, appealing aroma, adequate lighting, comfortable furniture, and a view to the outside.” Ultimately, considering the community sentiments, the survey found that coffee shops patrons have a positive relationship between the period of patronage and the sense of attraction to their community.
Seamon, D. (2015). The life of the place: A phenomenological commentary on Bill Hillier’s theory of space syntax. NA, 7(1).
The article is suggesting that an engineer and an architect Bill Hillier’s theory of space syntax is significantly a product of the third place theory. This is because the method has a significant implication for the architecture and place phenomenology. According to Hiller, the physical, as well as human worlds, are firmly connected via a spatial morphology of construction and settlement structure/designs. Considering this idea, Hillier’s architectural work demonstrates the critical perspective of central phenomenology theme of human-immersion-in-world. In summary, the work of Hillier is pointing to two main revolutionary concepts. The first concepts are that urban area designers ought to handle the space before dealing with form. The second concept is that when handling the importance of the space, the designers are supposed to comprehend the settlement overall pathways networking.
Wright, S. (2012). From “third place” to “third space”: Everyday political talk in non-political online spaces. Javnost-the public, 19(3), 5-20.
The article propels the new concept for online deliberation through the agenda of the third space: non-political operational places where the political discussions take place. The concept of the Third Place significantly facilitates the idea of the Third Space. Instead of considering what the virtual equivalents of the third place might resemble, the article has focused on the idea in the context of the internet. As a result, there are observed differences in the inferences and conclusions made. The report firstly has presented the case of investigating informal political discussion in the third spaces. As a result, the article offers a hypothetically informed model that is applied in studying the third spaces while facilitating to the broader discussions concerning the nature of the politics online.