CREATING PLACES WHERE PEOPLE FEEL WELCOME
ABOUT AAT VOS
As a creative guide, Aat Vos is dedicated to reviving the public domain. Through the design of third places, he evokes social change. His multidisciplinary approach combining architecture, marketing, design, and communication, makes him a great source of inspiration for a wide variety of clients like governmental organizations, municipalities, libraries and such.
CREATING A 3RD PLACE WORKSHOP
DOWNLOAD THE WORKSHOP
Looking to create a welcoming 3rd place that is widely supported by your organization? You need a sympathetic understanding for people and a professional eye for space. This custom workshop provides the foundation for the interior design to create a 3rd place where people feel inspired to meet up, socialize, learn and grow. Download the workshop here.
HOW TO CREATE A RELEVANT PUBLIC SPACE
THIRD PLACES FOR ALL
Public spaces, also known as third places, keep our society vital and intact. Unfortunately, the public domain is becoming increasingly less public as it falls victim to the whims of commercial parties. Those whose wallets cannot afford to pay the required entrance fee or that branded cup of coffee are starting to be left behind. Inclusion and equality are keystones for creativity and innovation, which is why revitalizing third places such as cultural centers and libraries is an urgent mission. As a creative guide, architecture and interior design are my weapons of choice. The book 3rd4ALL is my societal call to arms for reclaiming the public domain.
Planet Eberplatz Cologne
Ebertplatz is a challenging yet highly creative public space in the middle of Cologne currently in the process of being an objective for a design competition. Aat is a guest at the ‘Planet Eberplatz’ panel discussion, theme: Dritter Ort (Third Place).
SWITCH2019 Conference in Penrith (Australia)
At the annual SWITCH conference of NSW Public Libraries Association I will be a keynote speaker on the relevancy of third places for all and ‘the how to transform’ libraries into including public spaces. More details will follow.