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TAVROS – 

OPEN LIBRARY

part of a seminar outcome at Hochschule für Bildende Künste Hamburg

— PROJECT TEAM

HfBK design department: Seda Yıldız, Ronja Soopan, Jeanie Brell, Nele Oetjens, Maria Rincon, Irini Schwab, Josefina Dux, Mu-Heng Tsai


— SUPERVISOR

prof. Valentina Karga


— CURATOR

Olga Hatzidaki


— HOST

Marianna Stivachta (Tavros Municipality Library)


— DATE

2021

Open Library aims to encourage interaction between the library and the residents of Tavros neighbourhood through design. 


With a strong community engagement Open Library is developed by a group of practitioners with interdisciplinary background, inspired by the multicultural nature of the neighbourhood. Along with addressing particular needs of the library space, such as designing & building furniture or resting infrastructures for the visitors, the project further aims to foster multivocality within the library's collection and its public representation. For this, a special collection of books in the most spoken languages in Tavros – including Albanian, Urdu and Punjabi – has been gathered and promoted by a multilingual public campaign to bring focus on that the library is open, and there is a book for every reader. 


In collaboration between The Municipal Library of Tavros (Athens) and Hfbk University of Fine Arts Hamburg design department, Open Library provides a welcoming environment that appeals to a broad audience, creating encounters between neighbourhood residents.