This term, sometimes used by facilitators, refers to the process of intentionally constructing a space (virtual or physical) in which a set of interactions between a specific group of participants can occur. This approach might include creating terms of engagement for that space and carefully considering who needs to be present within it, with the goal that participants can then produce something within the confines and protection of the space that they might not otherwise be able to do.
- Author and facilitator Priya Parker considers multiple aspects of intentionally designing interaction spaces in “The Art of Gathering.”
Citation: Center for Scientific Collaboration and Community Engagement. (2021) CSCCE Glossary: Inclusive Language in Community Building. Woodley, Pratt, Bakker, Bertipaglia, Dow, El Zein, Kuwana, Lower, Roca, and Santistevan doi: 10.5281/zenodo.5718783