2018 / Imagine the Library of the Senses


2018 / Imagine the Library of the Senses

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How can we turn the library into a stimulating environment where people are challenged to share inspiration, knowledge and insight?

To find answers we will go out and explore the surrounding area, using the five senses of sight, sound, smell, taste and touch. Afterwards we will try to translate our experiences into future requirements for the library. What do you want to see when entering a library? What is the right soundscape? By which fragrances do you want to be surrounded? We will also ask you to think about the "sixth sense" of the library. Is it empathy, community spirit or something else? And how to experience that in a library?

Goal of our session is to develop design criteria for the library from a completely new perspective. It will help you to develop "a sense of place", new insights into the way we want people to perceive the library.

Rob Bruijnzeels, Ministry of Imagination, The Netherlands

Joyce Sternheim, Ministry of Imagination, The Netherlands

Thursday, 13 September, 3:30 pm

Campus, Room A

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Comment by Rob Bruijnzeels on September 15, 2018 at 9:32

Thank you very much for attending our session. Hope you enjoyed it (we did anyway!). We will continue our resarch, so if you want to keep updated, just contact us. Here is our presentation. All the best from Joyce and Rob Workshop%20Senses%20Berlijn-compressed.pdf


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