A public space you seek to ”look” or ”to be looked at”
In order to:
enter into dialog
“ All great cultures have had a vital informal life and, necessarily, they evolved their own popular versions of those places that played to host it.” (Ray Oldenburg: The great good place. 1989)
” Once again, we need to innovate – to re-invent public places, towns and cities for the twenty-first century.” (William J. Mitchell, e-topia ” Urban life, Jim – but not as we know it”, 1999)
“ What sort of meeting places, forums and markets will emerge in the electronically mediated world? What will be the twenty- first-century equivalents of the gathering at the well, the water cooler, the Greek agora, the Roman forum, the village green, the town square, Main Street, and the Mall?” (William J. Mitchell, e-topia ”Urban life, Jim – but not as we know it”, 1999)
” As we are constantly on the move and as work can be done from everywhere, (possibilities that the technological evolution has made possible already years ago), oases and meeting places become vital”. Mads is arguing, that these oases and meeting places might very well be public libraries.