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?
Libraries as 3RD4ALL – lecture at Berlin Documentation Center
Documentation Center for Displacement, Expulsion, Reconciliation (of foundation SFVV) in Berlin organizes an evening event about the library as a third place. Aat Vos’ lecture will focus on the theoretical background, on the process of developing the design together with operators of libraries (just like SFVV experienced), and on striking examples of successful, inclusive libraries. With panel discussion.
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.
Virtual Keynote at Büchereizentrale Schleswig-Holstein
Third Places are not only an integral part of urban environments but arguably even more so in rural areas. In a virtual keynote, our Creative Director Aat Vos will give impulses to rethink the concept of mobile libraries in Schleswig-Holstein (Germany) and how they can contribute to further activating the social infrastructure in rural areas.
Keynote speech Goethe University Frankfurt
Digitalisation shapes human interaction – unfortunately not only in a positive way. How can libraries become a relevant intervention in times of social climate change? During Aat’s remote keynote speech for members of Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, the audience will learn more about the potential that Third Places hold of bringing people closer together.