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dc.contributor.supervisor Roshko, Tijen (Interior Design) en_US
dc.contributor.author Wallis, Heather
dc.date.accessioned 2017-09-11T19:28:53Z
dc.date.available 2017-09-11T19:28:53Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/32540
dc.description.abstract In our contemporary society, where the privatization of space has become the norm, the public library offers an unrestricted environment that is inclusive to all. As digital technologies continues to advance at an ever-increasing rate the definition of the public library is in a constant state of flux. This practicum looks to redefine the public library from its once-rigid definition, focused on the storage of the physical book, to a more fluid definition conscious of the importance of digital infrastructure and proactive behavior, while focusing on knowledge and community within an open forum. A focus on the theory of technoculture, the idea that today’s participatory culture has greatly influenced new library models, and the concept of adaptive reuse has helped to drive the research of this practicum. Located in Winnipeg, Manitoba’s West End neighbourhood, the relocation of the Winnipeg Public Library’s West End branch allows for the adaptive reuse of an existing Manitoba Hydro sub-station. The density, diversity, and socioeconomics of this neighbourhood is a fundamental driver of the need for community space. The accumulation of this research is a design proposal that focuses on an inclusive interior environment that acknowledges that knowledge extends beyond the bounds of the physical book and that a focus on community gathering is of equal importance to the vitality of the public library. en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Interior Design en_US
dc.subject Design en_US
dc.subject Adaptive Reuse en_US
dc.subject Participatory Culture en_US
dc.subject Technoculture en_US
dc.subject Digital en_US
dc.subject Technology en_US
dc.subject Library en_US
dc.subject Public Library en_US
dc.subject West End en_US
dc.subject Post-public library en_US
dc.subject Four space model en_US
dc.title The Public Library: A post-public library design in a digital era en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline Interior Design en_US
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Karpan, Cynthia (Interior Design) Herter, Joshua (University of Winnipeg) en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Interior Design (M.I.D.) en_US
dc.description.note October 2017 en_US


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