Part local coffee house.
part university commons.
17thCentury, coffeehouses earned a reputation as “penny universities.” Long communal tables were strewn with “every kind of media.” Familiar faces greeted new arrivals with the question:
“What news have you?”
With as small an investment as a cup of coffee, you could join a conversation where new ideas and opinions were freely exchanged. The engaged citizenry and the civically curious gathered together around issues that mattered. Those coffeehouses were hubs of interaction and creativity.
Politicolor borrows from coffeehouse civics
Connectedness to a shared project of self-government
Creativity in how we think about what we know
Curious and interested in understanding new ideas