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Bookmarks: Speculating the Futures of the Book and Library

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When

March 26 – May 26, 2019

Where

In-person Event

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Details

Exhibition
Open to the public
Free of charge

Recep­tion: Wednes­day, March 27, 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Shapiro Under­grad­u­ate Library (First Floor Lobby) 

A multi-venue exhi­bi­tion of site-spe­cific instal­la­tions, per­for­mances, inter­ven­tions, and events by Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan fac­ulty, staff, and stu­dents, Book­marks: Spec­u­lat­ing the Futures of the Book and Library is curated by Guna Nadara­jan, dean of the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan, in part­ner­ship with the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan Library. The exhi­bi­tion will be located in sev­eral loca­tions within Shapiro Under­grad­u­ate Library, Hatcher Grad­u­ate Library, and the Art, Archi­tec­ture & Engi­neer­ing Library. 

The con­tin­ued pro­lif­er­a­tion of dig­i­tal for­mats and sys­tems for the embod­i­ment, dis­tri­b­u­tion, and deliv­ery of knowl­edge increas­ingly dis­place the book as form. As a result, the spa­cial lim­i­ta­tions of libraries are chal­lenged. The value of the book and the func­tion of the library demand cul­tural atten­tion. In this moment, we ask our­selves: what is the future of the library? What is the future of the book? This exhi­bi­tion seeks to insti­gate and show­case cre­ative responses to the chal­lenges to the book and the library in the forms we have inher­ited as well as to project ways of reimag­in­ing futures for/​of books and libraries.

Book­marks: Spec­u­lat­ing the Futures of the Book and Library is sup­ported by the Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design, the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan Library, the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan Office for Research (UMOR), and the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan Office of the Provost.

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