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ThirdSpace Action Lab, LLC



About Us

ThirdSpace Action Lab is a grassroots solutions studio created to disrupt the vicious cycle of disinvestment and displacement that negatively impacts the vitality of low-income communities of color.

We believe that the future of Cleveland’s neighborhoods depends on our collective efforts to transcend the limitations of the popular imagination and consider what will be possible if we insist on the beauty of forgotten places, the value of the people who live there, and seize the opportunity to realize our shared vision for an equitable and inclusive society. We are committed to making this vision a reality.

We believe that racial equity and inclusion are central, non-negotiable components of a viable growth strategy. We believe that human-centered design framework applied in communities of color should be inspired by all residents—especially, those who called this place home before its revitalization. Above all, we believe in the sanctity of humanity—that all humans have intrinsic value, deserve beauty, and need more than their basic needs satisfied.


Rep/Contact Info

Harry Atwell
Ariel Brent
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Evelyn Burnett
Co-Founder & CEO
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Mordecai Cargill
Co-Founder & Creative Director
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Dr. Martha Potts