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Recombinatorial personal spaces of knowledge

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Martyn Dade-Robertson


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As part of the EPSRC/AHRC sponsored PATINA (Personal Architectonics through INteractions with Artifacts) project we have been exploring the role and future of the Library both as a building type and as a concept in a world of dematerialised information. The PATINA project was originally initiated by the British Library through a funding sandpit entitled “Designing Effective Research Spaces” which aimed to examine the future of research spaces and resulted in the funding of three projects of which PATINA is one. PATINA has, so far, explored the interrelation of research spaces and technology in a range of contexts from academics offices to archeological fieldwork sites. As part of the project, masters students in the ‘Digital Architecture’ course at Newcastle University were asked to imagine a future post-library building type using current theories and philosophies. In this essay Carolina Ramirez-Figueroa mixes references to contemporary theory and philosophy, historical precedent and science fiction to develop a notion of a reconfigurable space live with ever changing patterns of digital information. 0 0 1 167 953 Architecture, Planning & Landscape 7 2 1118 14.0

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Author(s): Ramirez-Figuera C, Dade-Robertson M

Publication type: Conference Proceedings (inc. Abstract)

Publication status: Published

Conference Name: Digital Research

Year of Conference: 2012