reflections from 1 year of building The Commons
Love the idea of "fourth places", "communities for meaning-making". The Commons seems like such a great example, seeing all the events + community makes me want to move to SF! Waiting for an NYC version / trying to find something similar here!
This was such a great read. I’m only a couple months into researching third spaces but I find myself deeply resonating with the difference between a place to be that’s not home and not work vs. a place to connect, build, grow, make meaning and memory. The latter I’m yet to see much of in my journeys but I’m hopeful and inspired that you and Adi are committed to something so important and beautiful.
“Putting relationships through both light and deep interactions, across different realms of human experience, enables the emergence of knobs both parties can metaphorically latch onto - thereby, swinging relationships into new territorial trajectories. “
Amen. There’s nothing like the commons I’ve ever seen and this description really nailed it for me why this place is so special ✨
Love you guys!! (Signed up for substack to say this 💜)