BRAC University’s Economics and Social Sciences (ESS) Department organized a Brown Bag Seminar on “Reviving our lost socioeconomic life in third space” on 3 November, 2022,. The speaker of the seminar was Mr. Dewan Masud Karim (P. Eng., PTOE, M.A.Sc), who is a Senior Transportation Planner for the city of Toronto. Mr. Karim started his lecture with the very general concept of the relationship between human and space. Mr. Karim argued that our culture, emotion and feelings are attached to every small corner of our living spaces. Later, he defined“Third Spaces” as Transition places, the space outside of first living and second working or learning places. His arguments connected the edge of a new reality with the new era of low-emission city building practices.
The presentation further progressed with new concepts that repurpose ancient and natural everyday life, proposing creative but practical solutions and implementation techniques, tools, policies, and processes to identify, explore new possibility, repurpose and redesign our lost precious third space used to generate every aspect of human civilization. Overall, his critical thinking proposed new framework of third space to reestablish our social, cultural and environmental elements into mobility space creation for a sustainable socioeconomic life. Faculty members and students from different disciplines of BRAC University attended the seminar. The seminar ended after an interactive and thought provoking question and answer session.