The future of libraries is evolving as digital systems make book repositories obsolete. Static libraries no longer fulfill the role of information centers in our mobile lives. The revitalization of these libraries by creating a new program for thinking and participation within the city is essential to their survival. These libraries can be renovated into factories of modules which in turn can be deployed to areas of the city in need of development. The modules serve as a source of information about place as well as centers of learning and interaction. The mobility of this system allows the insertion of these modules throughout the city in order to create flexible learning centers which engage with the users as well as the city. The first step in the systems development is the renovation of the State of Victoria Library’s 7,000 sq. m. facilities into a new space for thinking and participation.
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