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NAI presents 'The Architecture of Knowledge: Public Library of the Future' What will the library of the future look like? Together with (inter)national students and other interested parties, the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) and the Netherlands Public Library Association (VOB) are cooperating on a new functional design for the library of the future. The project will be launched with an inspiring series of lectures in May and June, followed by a master class in July. This is a unique opportunity to work together with prominent professionals from the field. Changes Many libraries are currently involved with new premises, relocation or renovation. But is that new accommodation up to the tasks facing the library of the future? Can we still manage with the classical programme of requirements, or does building the library of the future call for new viewpoints and principles? The changes in the information landscape may well require an essentially different kind of building. A thorough analysis of these changes form part of this project: a joint activity involving professionals, interested parties and students. Participation yields a welcome addition to the curriculum vitae and inclusion in a publication. Anyone wanting to take part can apply. Programme A series of four inspiring lectures for a broadly orientated professional public, focusing on reading culture, the rise of the informal media, the changing role of the public domain, and the compelling strategies of the market, will be launched in May 2009. The speakers are Lev Manovich (Wednesday 20 May) Bert Verschaffel (Thursday 4 June), Pim van den Berg (Wednesday 10 June), and Markus Miessen (Thursday 25 June). A two-week master class will be held from 6 to 17 July. Under the guidance of a multidisciplinary team consisting of the industrial designers Jurgen Bey and Ester van de Wiel, the architect Rients Dijkstra, the artist Gabriël Lester and the graphic designer Daniël van der Velden, students of architecture, music, new media and design will analyse the changes from a broad, conceptual perspective in order to arrive at a new programme. A special campus will be built for this purpose in the grounds of the NAI in Rotterdam. After the conclusion of the master class, participants will give a presentation to professionals from the field. The intention is to publish the results of the entire project after the series of lectures and the master class have been concluded. This (multilingual) publication will offer guidelines to architects, project developers, local authorities and librarians in designing public libraries orientated towards the future. The participants in the July master class will be mentioned in this publication. Invitation Students who want to take part in the free master class in July should apply via www.thearchitectureofknowledge.nl ( http://www.thearchitectureofknowledge.nl/ ) before 15 May. Information Updates on the various activities will appear on the website. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 010-4401297 ------------------------ Wilt u meer groen in uw straat? Of wilt u wonen op het water? Bepaal mee hoe Nederland eruit moet zien en speel het spel op http://www.nai.nl/maakonsland. Aanmelden nieuwsbrief: http://www.nai.nl/nieuwsbrief ------------------------ DISCLAIMER NEDERLANDS ARCHITECTUURINSTITUUT: De informatie verzonden met dit e-mailbericht is uitsluitend bestemd voor de geadresseerde. Gebruik door onbevoegden, openbaarmaking of vermenigvuldiging is verboden. De afzender is niet aansprakelijk in geval van onjuiste overbrenging van het e-mailbericht en/of bij ontijdige ontvangst daarvan. DISCLAIMER NETHERLANDS ARCHITECTURE INSTITUTE: The information transmitted is intended only for the person or entity to whom or which it is addressed. Unauthorised use, disclosure or copying is strictly prohibited. The sender accepts no liability for the proper transmission of this communication nor for any delay in its receipt. ______________________________________________________ * Verspreid via nettime-nl. Commercieel gebruik niet * toegestaan zonder toestemming. <nettime-nl> is een * open en ongemodereerde mailinglist over net-kritiek. * Meer info, archief & anderstalige edities: * http://www.nettime.org/. * Contact: Menno Grootveld (email@example.com).