Public Square comes, as most names do, with a history, from which it grows. In this case a late night, where various names were thrown about and dismissed, until a quote by the American philosopher Cornel West was thrown in the mix: “The vitality of any public square ultimately depends on how much we care about the quality of our lives together.” Public Square is at one and the same time to want something with and in the public sphere, and to have a fundamental concern about the common, which creates our lives, and the ways in which our lives affect each other.