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Design Competition to build a library module: BookMark – A compact library run by the community

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Design Competition to build a library module: BookMark – A compact library run by the community

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PREMISE

Digital utopia has resulted in a drastic decline in reading culture, as a result, the public library is at a critical juncture. Due to the excessive use of the internet and digital devices, the number of readers is drastically declining in public libraries. it’s not just reading culture that is at stake, as the readers play a more active and involved role in the community, the decline in reading population parallels with a greater retreat from participation in civic, culture and social life.

CHALLENGE

Libraries have existed since the time people have been keeping records, they are not just a place that is an ocean of knowledge but also a place that depicts our history through its architecture, books, manuscripts, etc. Libraries that were once busy are now almost left without readers. It as an institution is failing to compete with the digitally evolving community. We like to think of them as pioneers of social justice. Education and exchange of ideas should be a right possessed by all. Although the current growth in library architecture proves that the library is evolving, its availability is still limited to only a fraction of the population.

The role and accessibility of a library need to be expanded so that it can reach more people and places. As public libraries are trying to modernize, they are facing large budget cuts as well as technological disruption in media, scholarship and education and therefore they fail to refurbish their book collection.

Challenge: To build a compact module of a new age library, where its primary goal is to not only to hold information but rather to connect over information. By creating a new layer of a social network of books in the city where like-minded people can contribute with not only their presence but also with their books, ideas, and network.


Short Description

Digital utopia has resulted in a drastic decline in reading culture, as a result, the public library is at a critical juncture. Due to the excessive use of the internet and digital devices, the number of readers is drastically declining in public libraries. it’s not just reading culture that is at stake, as the readers play a more active and involved role in the community, the decline in reading population parallels with a greater retreat from participation in civic, culture and social life.




Organizer

UNYT

Link to Competition

Link to Registration form

Prizes

Prize pool of worth 20,000$

First Prize: 5000$ (For students and professionals)
Runner Up: 6 x 1100$ (For students and professionals)
People’s Choice: 4 x 600$ (Open for all)
Honorable Mention x 12: 500$ Each

Type of Competition

Open to the public/Minimum requirements (Open to anyone that complies with the requirements), Single stage (Winners selected immediately)

Who can Participate

The minimum eligible age for participation is 18 years.
There is no restriction on the degree of design disciplines to participate in the challenge.
Participation in the competition can happen in a team as well as an individual.
The maximum numbers of participants in a team are 4.

Dates and Time Frame

Registration Opens December 17, 2019
Registration Closes April 30, 2020
Deadline to Submit Project May 12, 2020
Winners announcement Date June 22, 2020

Languages

English

Location of Competition

Spain

Additional Information

Banner, Poster, Brochure or Triptic of Competition

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