Rethinking Libraries for the Information Age
A web project by Laura Sanchez
As new digital technologies and platforms have dramatically transformed our relationship with information and knowledge, so too have they transformed our relationship with it’s physical manifestations and edifices. Today, we engage with libraries in vastly different ways than previous generations. Rather than serving as a vehicle for the one-way transmission of resources, America’s public libraries have become vibrant places for the creation and sharing of knowledge.
Rethinking Libraries for the Information Age is a multimedia story that will explore what a more active and networked approach to learning means for the library from an architectural standpoint and will offer insights from the research of five design teams who participated in a recent study sponsored by the Center for an Urban Future and The Architectural League of New York.
This project emerged from Shannon Mattern’s Fall 2014 “Archives, Libraries + Databases” Graduate Seminar.