Co-Library Research Project

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Description

Research project by Aditya:

"The project aimed for the library to come across more prominently as a local-communal institution; supporting the development of social networks and relationships in the city.The project is supported by DOK, library concept center (www.dok.info), the local municipality and TUDelft (www.tudelft.nl). The project further stresses on 'debate and communication' and 'user-generated content' as an important area the future library should engage in. The content of debate in this case being local developmental and governance related topics. I see the public library as an emancipatory institution, and the municipality as a regulatory one, designing the overlapping interaction (between the community and local government) is the challenge for me in this project. With a new town hall being built in the city, we are pitching the idea to the Delft municipality to provide a physical portal (tangible/ambient) that facilitates this feedback loop, most probably with a online component."