Future Libraries

As part of a range of measures to address the challenges of reduced funding from central government, Camden Council is exploring opportunities for reshaping Camden’s library services with the aim of creating £800,000 in savings by 2018.

MA Industrial Design for Publics at Central Saint Martins explores how design and designers can contribute to collaborative creative activities that bring people together around issues of concern to them, facilitate the articulation of these concerns, and support collaborative sense making and scenario building in response to these concerns, sharing insights in meaningful and accessible ways.

In the Future Libraries project, research staff and students worked with council officers and front line staff to design creative interactions that engage library users and other citizens in talking about their concerns, needs and desires relating to future libraries.

Libary Film Export from PCL Lab on Vimeo.

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