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Learning from the Library

Archive Wall @ Nam June Paik: Global Visionary,


Smithsonian Institution

(Without Cracking a Book)

Shannon Mattern
The New School | New York
wordsinspace.net
@shannonmattern

Chrtien Frederic Guillaume Roth, Tree of Knowledge, Encyclopdie;


Dewey: Design is the Norm

tienne-Louis Boulle: Projekt for the National Library in Paris, France, 1785;
Reclams Universal Library, 1911

Seattle Public Library

Carlo Dolci, St. Catherine Reading a Book, early 17 th c.

Spatial Information Design Lab, The Library Project;


Alberto Kalach, Biblioteca Jose Vasconcelos, Mexico City

Via AcidLabs

City Beautiful Civic Center, San Francisco

Smith Campus Plan, Via Shepley Bulfinch

Snohetta:
Temple
University

schmidt hammer lassen: University of Aberdeen Library

Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios: The Hive, Worcester, UK

Andrew Berman Architect

University of Western Sydney

Penns Weigle Info


Commons;
Writing Center @ Falvey
Library, Villanova

Yi Architects: Stuttgart City Library

Libraries Without Borders Ideas Box, a Portable Multi-Media Kit for Refugee and
Vulnerable Populations

UNION

Smith

University of New South Waless Help Zone

Piano Rolls, National Film & Sound Archive, Australia

Henri Labrouste:
Bibliothque
Sainte
Genevive,
Paris, 1850

Labrouste: Bibliothque nationale, Paris, 1875

NYPL,
Scientific
American,
May 27, 1911;
via NYPL
Digital Gallery

Louis Kahn:
Philips Exeter Library

Seattle Book Spiral,


via Seattle Times

TAX arquitectura: Biblioteca Jose Vasconcelos, Mexico City, 2006

MVRDV: Book
Mountain,
Spijkenisse,
Netherlands,
2012

Venturi Scott Brown: Dartmouths Rauner Special Collections

Gordon Bunshaft: (SOM) Beinecke

Bruno Rainaldis Sapiens Bookcase;


Albrect Drer, St. Jerome in His Study, 1514

Thomas Demand, Archive, 1995

Harvards
metaLab

University of Chicagos Mansueto


Library, Automated Storage

Visualizing RFID, Touch

Norman Foster: Philological


Library, Freie Universitt Berlin

Snohetta: Hunt Library,


North Carolina State University

HMFH: Roeper School

Shepley Bulfinch: Johns Hopkins,


Brody Learning Commons

Joel Sanders Architect: University


of Pennsylvania Education
Commons

Norman Foster: Philological Library, Freie Universitt Berlin,


aka the Berlin Brain

Situ Studio: Maker Space, NY Hall of Science

Harkness Table, Phillips Exeter Academy

Snohetta: Hunt Library Game Lab

Hunt Library Visualization Lab

Hunt Library Immersion Theater

Hunt Library Apple


Tech Showcase

The Edge @ Duke University

The Labs @ Carnegie Libraries of Pittsburgh

Chattanooga Public Librarys 4th Floor

Digital Commons @ Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial Library, Washington, D.C.

Maker Space @ Chicago Public Library

Tel Aviv Library Co-working Space

Garnet
Hertz

Miler

Epistemic Objects: Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Portable Monuments

My Class Doing Creative Classification Exercises


@ The Interference Archive & The Reanimation Library

Event Space @
Penn Special
Collections;
Auditorium @
University of GA

Haverford
Special
Collections

Bowdoin & Penn Special Collections Centers

Beinecke
Library

Alvar Aalto: Woodberry Poetry Room @


Harvard,
Via Cervin Robinson

My Archives, Libraries + Databases


Class @ NYC Municipal Archives

Digital Preservation @ The New Museum

Thaw Conservation Center @ Morgan Library

Mark Dion, The


Packet

University of Georgia Special Collections Library Exhibition Spaces

William H.
Wright
Special
Collections
Exhibit Area,
Robert B.
Haas Family

Oberlin Archives

Thank you.
wordsinspace.net
@shannonmattern

Mark Dion, Library for the


Birds of Massachusetts