[Essay] Building the Social Capital in the Public Libraries (C3 no.401)

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Davide Pisu

C3 no.401 / pp.50-55 (6 pages)

 

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Building the Social Capital in the Public Libraries _ Davide Pisu

This essay focuses on the process of evolution of contemporary public libraries, describing the changes that affected their role as “repositories of books” in the last decades. By comparison with the modern library architectural rigidity, as it resulted during the first half of the 20th Century, contemporary designs progressively opened towards urban public spaces, becoming central in the notion of “third place”: places other than the home or the workplace, inclusive and sociable […]