Event at NAI Rotterdam: 06 july 2009 - 17 july 2009
Information is knowledge. Knowledge is the library’s commodity. As a result it attracts producers and consumers of this knowledge. To survive it should be aware and adaptable to changes and influences in this age of information and communication. What form and position will its physical and conceptual structure need to take in order to endure these changes in the data saturated realm of public and private society? 'The architecture of knowledge.The public library of the future.' is a
collaborative project organized by The Netherlands Public Library
Association and the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) in 2009, consisting
of a lecture series followed by a two week workshop for students.
In May 2009, the NAI and the Vereniging van Openbare Bibliotheken organized a series of lectures on the possibilities and meaning of the library of the future and the architecture of knowledge. Markus Miessen concluded this series on thursday June 25th. Missed a lecture? Watch them online!
Introduction into The Architecture of Knowledge
Knowledge is information, whether it be hardcore data or a poetic narrative. In order for it to exist, it must be compounded by communication, and the ideal agent do bring this about is the library. Knowledge is the library’s commodity, and as a result it attracts producers and consumers of knowledge. As with any business, the library – the public library in particular - must also remain aware of and be adaptable to any changes and influences that modify the demand and supply of its product.
The Fantasmagoric Library
15 July 2009 - Annemarie van den Berg | The fantastic library is coming along nicely, traveling into the deepest recesses of our imagination and beyond, our group is asking the foundational questions in the libraries context. Drawing our inspiration from sources of high fiction we are investigating the concept of knowledge in the coming centuries.
The Netherlands Public Library Association
Rotterdam Central Library
14 July 2009 - Julin Ang | Rather than assuming a future of absolute digital domination forcing the extinction of books, we propose ideas for the library as a new kind of shared space that allows co-creation and self-expression. The library will no longer rely simply on books to facilitate a connection with society, but will become a hub of knowledge in all its forms; books, new media and user-created material.