Librarian of the Future

The future of the library is the librarian

A vision for the Deventer Public library

We have created a vision for the Deventer ‘Library of Discovery.’ Along with rebuilding their central branch this ancient Dutch city is recreating how the library can be apart of their infrastructure and people’s new emerging uses for it. Four artists and four architects have been hired to make conceptual models to inspire the inhabitants of the city in making the libraries also theirs in the future.

Starting with mapping and redefining the function of the librarian we created a research tool for the people of the city of Deventer and in specific the employees and board of the library to re-imagine the library, by looking past its physical qualities in to the universe of the librarian.

We created a physical space in which the universe of the librarian could be discovered and added upon, a start for opening minds and changing perceptions.