Swiss In situ | Nieves and Innen Zine Library | Swiss Institute

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In August 2016, Swiss Institute will temporarily move into a 5,000 sq ft project space at 102 Franklin Street in Tribeca, where the organization will present its programming under the name Swiss In situ. During this period of transition to… Continue reading

The art of archiving lost things | From Monet to Tracey Emin

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The archive is an idea often overlooked or taken for granted. The imagery of a dark, dusty room and mounds of old-smelling documents does nothing to convince the non-researcher of its relevance in… Continue reading

STACKS 

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Art, design, and visual culture. Stacks is an outdoor bookshelf installation by artist David Harper made of books and wood. Via Cazenova College: The theme for Harper’s installation: “these trees shall be my… Continue reading

Library as Infrastructure

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Reading room, social service center, innovation lab. How far can we stretch the public library? Source: Library as Infrastructure

Why Libraries Are Everywhere in the Czech Republic – The New York Times

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PRAGUE — In the age of Amazon and the internet, the idea of going to a public library to borrow a book may seem ever more quaint and old-fashioned in many parts of… Continue reading

‘Badass Librarians’ Foil al Qaeda, Save Ancient Manuscripts

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Scholars used donkey carts, boats, and teenage couriers to smuggle a priceless collection out of Timbuktu. Source: ‘Badass Librarians’ Foil al Qaeda, Save Ancient Manuscripts

The Rise of Pirate Libraries | Atlas Obscura

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All around the world, shadow libraries keep growing, filled with banned materials. But no actual papers trade hands: everything is digital, and the internet-accessible content is not banned for shocking content so much… Continue reading

Bike-Book-Machine does Radical Municipalities

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A little bit of rain made us all cosy inside—an aborted afternoon of pedalling meant more time spent with the collection at Frontyard. Special guest conversationalists today were Dr Louise Crabtree and Marco… Continue reading

BIKE-BOOK-MACHINE: Doing Economies Differently

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Next up: “Doing Economies Differently” I am pretty excited about this next curated bookshelf and intimate public conversation. We will be joined by two excellent people Dr Stephen Healy a Senior Research Fellow,… Continue reading

THE WORLD’S OLDEST LIBRARY IS IN AFRICA

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Not only is Africa home to the world’s oldest continuously functioning library, this remarkable institution was also founded by a Muslim woman – challenging commonly held assumptions about the contribution of women in… Continue reading