LABRARY is an experimental Pop-Up space put together by Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) students from the the Library Test Kitchen, with the help of the Harvard Library and the Library Lab. As a class, we prototype new library ideas at at 1:1 scale (see below).
As a space the LABRARY brings together librarians, students, faculty and community members. We host talks, workshops, discussions, office hours, and we're open to the public for co-working.
We’re an outgrowth of the Library Test Kitchen, GSD 09125
Open Monday - Saturday, 11am - 7pm
We're open through December 21st
The Public & all ages welcome!
92 Mt. Auburn had to feel fresh. The LABRARY name was chosen, a color palette, font, facade design plus a new Library Test Kitchen logo. Arielle Assouline-Lichten & Bri Patawaran
RECON-TEXTS is a literary mix tape that glorifies the new narratives we create by copy/pasting the library into a print on demand textbook / notebook hybrid.Bri Patawaran
BOOKFACE (visit the website) is an online photo opera that invites LABRARY visitors to reflect on their relationship with the digital while posing in a murder mystery photo booth – death by technology.Nicolas Rivard
Dunce Capsule is your personal retreat -- it’s deep, all-encompassing calm invites immersion into a good book or your own thoughts. Brendan Kellogg
Massive Open Online Scientific Literature
Massive Open Online Scientific Literature shifts paradigms in the peer-reviewed literature by modularizing content and leveraging multiple media to facilitate understanding across the sciences and with policy-makers, journalists, and educators.Dana Thomson
DIGITA: Table of the Present Time
DIGITA is a snapshot of the way we digitize information today, freezing the speed of digital technology into the physical reality of a wood table top. Arielle Assouline-Lichten
The Speaking Library
The Speaking Library (visit the website) is an online archive at the website www.speakinglibrary.org. The anonymous audio recordings document an oral history of the library. What is your earliest memory of a library?Chris Molinski
GREEN NOISE brings our attention to our interaction with plants -- maybe plants could be cataloged by how they feel or smell?Tony Cho
I do my best studying while in a lecture for another class because I can actively ignore the lecturer and focus on the task at hand. These lecturing Topical Tables provide a study space of slight distraction, similar to the background murmur of a lecture hall. Hattie Stroud
BOOMBENCH proposes acoustic furniture that brings the message of the library to the city. Sit down and speak up.Nicolas Rivard
Think information lasts forever? Print an edible telegram with Graham Gram, a graham cracker and icing printer. Rola Idris & Pablo Roquero
Have questions, want to collaborate, have an event idea? email: jeffgoldenson(at)gmail.com
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