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Library design: turning the page

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31 July 2018

Episode 355

30 minutes

The internet has forced libraries to adapt: what was once a space that merely lent out books has had to become a bona fide meeting place. We learn a few lessons in library design from bookish Finland and find out how Brazil is boosting literacy.

31 July 2018

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Chapter 1

Helsinki’s Oodi library

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How do you design libraries fit for the future? We sit down with the women behind this year’s Finnish pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale, Anni Vartola and Hanna Harris, at Helsinki’s soon-to-open Oodi library.

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Lessons from Finnish libraries

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Monocle 24’s Markus Hippi gives us his personal take on the libraries he grew up with.

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São Paulo’s reading spots

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Brazil’s libraries are playing their part in bringing about a stronger reading culture. Lucinda Elliott, our correspondent in São Paulo, guides us through some of the city’s best reading spots.

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