Our partner from Inpolis Urbanism GmbH, Ares Kalandides, will be next week at the New York Public Library to talk about the new understanding of libraries as commons, one of the main topics of GLAMMONS project.

As foundational pillars for democratic societies, libraries foster cultural preservation, enable community participation, and, therefore, promote civic engagement.

Their architectural design, as well as the advent of technology and the transformation of their traditional role, are topics to be included in the discussion, too.

This event launches Ares Kalandides’ four-part podcast series, “Beyond Books: The Many Lives of Libraries”, which will be available on May 1 on the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Dialogues platform. Listen to the four-part podcast series HERE.