One of our greatest passions is sharing knowledge. We enjoy giving lectures, talks or workshops about ‘How To Create a Relevant Public Space’. We also champion the importance of ‘The Butterfly Principles of Design For Programmability’ in the development process of inclusive Third Places.
Below you’ll find a list of upcoming and past events.
If you’re interested in Aat Vos giving a presentation, give us a call or send us an email.
Lecture 100 Jahre Stadtbücherei Frankenthal
The City of Frankenthal celebrates its 1250th anniversary and it’s also the 100th anniversary of the Frankenthal Public Library. During a special event Aat Vos talks about trends/future in urban development and the library landscape. What opportunities may arise in the future interaction between urban development and library development?
Lecture “How to transform libraries into third places?”
Our Creative Director Aat Vos is the main speaker at the librarian program that kicks off the reading project in summer for 50 libraries in Lower Saxony, Germany. Aat will inform and inspire the audience about how libraries can become welcoming, inclusive places where everyone feels at home.
8. Bibliothekskongress Leipzig 2022
The 8th German Library Congress will take place from Tuesday, 31 May 2022, to Thursday, 2 June 2022, at the Congress Center Leipzig. Under this year’s motto “#CreatingFreeSpaces” the Congress invites participants to join the discussions on both current and future challenges and issues facing the library and information sector. Aat Vos, includi’s creative director, will join the group discussion “Clever & Smart” about the so-called fourth place, the library as multimedia information space.
Liber Architecture Group Seminar 2022
From April 27 to April 29, the Luxembourg Learning Center of the University of Luxembourg will host the Liber Architecture Group seminar in Belval, Luxembourg. The refurbished former industrial site is located in the city of Esch-sur-Alzette – the European Capital of Culture 2022. Our creative director Aat Vos will give a presentation about “How to Create a Relevant Public Space” during the session on “Designing user-focused spaces”.
Lecture about the library as a third place
University library OsloMet in Oslo, Norway, organizes an inspiration day for its new library project. Creative Director Aat Vos is invited to give a lecture about ‘the concept of the library as a third place’.
Karl Preusker Medal Ceremony
Aat Vos will receive the Karl Preusker Medal on October 28 in Ludwigshafen am Rhein. The laudation will be held by B. Joseph Pine II, speaker and co-author of “The Experience Economy”. The private event will be live streamed from 16:00. Livestream can be watched HERE.
Lecture Norwegian Association of Interior Architects (NIL)
During his lecture for the Norwegian Association of Interior Architects (NIL) Aat Vos will inform the audience about the essentials of successful ‘3RD4ALL’; about the right balance between physical elements like context and content, and non-physical elements like communication and competencies, as that is what makes public spaces a success.
Probiblio Netwerkdag Zuid-Holland
For this regional network event of Probiblio Aat Vos was asked to contribute with a video about third places in rural areas. A summary of the program can be watched HERE.
Lecture Aedes Woningcorporaties
Aedes is the trade association of housing corporations in the Netherlands. Aat Vos was invited to give a lecture on Third Places, social infrastructure and the liveable city.
Lecture at Kunst.Kultur.Kongress
What do Third Places contribute to their communities? A list of possible answers might be endless, and yet, they provide meeting and thinking spaces. In his lecture at Kunst.Kultur.Kongress in Würzburg (Germany), our Creative Director Aat Vos will talk about Third Places as activation spaces that cater for encounters and foster civic responsibility.
Talk at Kompetenzzentrum “Lokale Ökonomien am Niederrhein”
What is the retail sector’s responsibility towards communities? And how do local stores, hair salons or bakeries contribute to more inclusivity? In his talk at Kompetenzzentrum “Lokale Ökonomien am Niederrhein”, our Creative Director Aat Vos will discuss the importance of social infrastructure and how it is again the small things, like small talk that could make the biggest difference.
Talk at The Future Design of Streets
How can streets turn into Third Places and become urban hotspots? During his contribution to the third session of this year’s edition of the webinar series “The Future Design of Streets”, our Creative Director Aat Vos will share his insights on how the experience factor can elevate streets to a higher level and join the discussion along with his co-commentators Andres Sevtsuk and Juan Carlos Romero as well as moderator Daniel Casas Valle. Make sure to register prior to the webinar.