The 2019 Institute will be held in the city of Ottawa the week of July 10 (venue tba).
Theme: Weaving Stories. Tailoring Spaces: Libraries as Fabric of the Community Libraries have a role in the cultural fabric of communities and provide a sense of civic pride. Libraries are woven into communities when people are engaged and consulted about design, space requirements and programs that animate the spaces. Libraries of all types support, respond to and reflect community needs. People need to feel that the library is theirs.
The design of the library influences the space which informs a person’s experience and attachment to that space. Dig deeper and find out about strategies, techniques and opportunities to deliver spaces that belong to all and inspire, welcome and delight! Mark your calendars for July 2019 when we bring Canada’s largest multi-sector library space planning conference to Ottawa, Ontario.
GuidelinesMultiple perspectives are encouraged in presentations. Presentations by architects must be made with a library client or service provider and may include other professionals, e.g. interior designer. Each session can accommodate a maximum of three presenters.
Suggested Topics: Consultations and community engagementDecolonization Marginalized Communities and Space Partnerships and other people using the space Wayfinding / Interior Design / Furniture
Sessions are 75 minutes long.
We regret that we cannot include travel and accommodation costs.
Have any questions? Please email Michelle (firstname.lastname@example.org)