The PEN World Voices Festival and the Architectural League of New York are partnering in a Little Free Libraries/New York project, which will be presented as part of the May 2013 IDEAS CITY festival. In keeping with this year’s IDEAS CITY theme of untapped capital, the libraries will facilitate an informal exchange of books in the city’s public spaces, where local residents and visitors may use and contribute to these communal, non-market based resources. Architects and designers interested in creating a library as part of this project are invited to submit their qualifications and describe their interest in the project in response to this RFQ. A jury will select ten teams to each design and fabricate a library, hosted on the property or in the domain of a partnering community organization. Selected design teams will be matched with partner organizations by the PEN World Voices Festival and the Architectural League of New York. Each design team will receive $1,000 to build and install its library. This amount does not include books, which will be provided separately.
The commissioned Little Free Libraries/New York will be installed on May 4, 2013, as part of the IDEAS CITY festival.
For more information, visit: http://archleague.org/2013/03/little-free-libraries-new-york