We Are Here is a project to connect citizens with Pittsburgh Third Places, to guide strangers to places where they are welcomed as friends.

Third Places are naturally occurring community gathering places that create a sense of belonging and encourage community engagement. This map contains a few of them.

We Are Here is a project of City of Play and Lindsay Dill Photography, and is supported in part by The Sprout Fund.

We Are Here connects physical and virtual communities through an online map of Pittsburgh Third Places, and colorful wayfinding signs that lead citizens to them. By guiding citizens to a Third Place in a nearby neighborhood, We Are Here leads strangers to a place where they are welcomed as friends, and invited to be a part of the community.

This sign is one of many wayfinding signs that will be placed around the city as part of the We Are Here project. By following the signs, people can easily navigate from where they are to a place that the community calls home. These third spaces can take of the form of private businesses, public spaces, street corners or benches; it's up to the community to decide.

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We Are Here relies on crowdsourced information to create our diretory and routes. Do you have a favorite place you think should be included? Tell us about it:

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