A shared space or meeting place of two or more communities (Beach, 2003). It is occupied by “boundary objects ” that the participants are creating through their joint efforts; it is a place for communities to reflect on their beliefs, conceptions, roles, norms, and practices. It may have an essential role for the participants in documenting their “boundary encounters”, i.e., meetings, conversations and visits in which various boundaries become visible and, thereby, objects of reflection and transformation.

See also the boundary crossing.


Beach, K. (2003) Consequential transfer. A developmental view of knowledge propagation though social organizations. In T. Tuomi-Gröhn & Y. Engeström (Eds.), Between school and work: New perspectives of transfer and boundary-crossing (pp. 39-61). Amsterdam: Elsevier.

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