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Join the Penn Libraries as we present the work and research of our Library Staff. Today's event features:

Shannon Robinson, who will discuss how arts-based research and design practices can help us explore current approaches to library spaces, services, and technologies, as well to uncover assumptions about what a library is and what a librarian does. Engaging with design fields such as critical design, speculative design, and design fiction, we can develop objects and stories that act as prompts for discussion and debate about hypothetical, but perhaps possible, library futures. 

Part of the workshop will include small group discussion so that participants may begin to learn about speculative design and fiction while generating alternate future realities for libraries.

We look forward to seeing you there!


Registration is required. There are 95 seats available.

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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Shannon Robinson
Rebecca Stuhr
Penn Libraries Presents: Shannon Robinson: Speculative Design and Libraries