Rethinking the Third Space as a Series of Trigger Points
The Third Space is defined by Homi K. Bhabha as an in-between or hybrid space which is constantly revealing the vast possibilities of cultural intergration and serve as a space where identity is not compromised but celebrated as a positive attribute to the space. But
through the studies of architectural historian Dell Upton, one can begin to see third spaces as more than intergrated interactions within a space. His trigger point theory beings to look at landscape as a series of moments that generate experiences, which ultimately creates memories. This in turn, is a foundation to reshaping the meaning of space into a place of memories for those who engage with the landscape. The line map below show different lines indicating different forms of connections within the neighborhood. As the lines move through the site, they create intersecting nodes create the trigger points as described by Dell Upton.