'The Architecture of knowledge. The library of the future' is organized by the The Netherlands Public Library Association and the Netherlands Architecture Institute.
The Netherlands Public Library Association, founded in 1908, is the association of public libraries and works for advocacy and development of public library services in the Netherlands. The association promotes the interests of its members, for instance in the field of copyright, lending right, digital content and IT-services, and public domain. The Association aims at bringing coherence in the public library network for the benefit of a learning, well-informed and democratic society. All 1100 public libraries in the Netherlands, structured in about 290 library organisations, are members of the Association.
The architecture of knowledge.The library of the future.
Event 06 july 2009 - 17 july 2009 | '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.
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.
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!
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.
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.