Shared Studios: Goldener Container in Berlin at Berliner Bibliotheksfestival

Berlin! The place to be this weekend is: The Berliner Bibliotheksfestival – 15. and 16. September 2018. One of the highlights is Shared Studios: Goldener Container. The Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin is pleased to invite all Berliners to the „Berliner Bibliotheksfestival. 20 Jahre VÖBB“, a festival celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the Association of Public Libraries in Berlin. 

This Saturday and Sunday, a golden Shared Studios overseas container will stop in Berlin on its journey around the world and will be set up at the Berlin Library Festival in front of the America Memorial Library. Through real-time live switching, there is the possibility in the container to interact with people who are at the same time in other containers: in Yangon (Myanmar), Kigali (Rwanda), Herat (Afghanistan), Colorado Springs and Andover (USA) and Stockholm in Sweden

Personal interaction and knowledge transfer through live video transmission

With this, Shared Studios is taking the web of knowledge a step further: The open dialogues are centered around questions that deal with the knowledge transfer of the future. What significance do public libraries have, how will they evolve in the future, and what impact do technologies have on them? And how can libraries strengthen the data literacy of citizens?

It seem[s] like you’re standing right in front of me. It’s an amazing technology…[and] the good thing is when I sneeze, you have no danger of catching anything. It’s one of the great advantages of…[the] Portal.

— Barack Obama

The golden container is a place of participation but also of encounter. In addition to the Open Dialogues, the portal provides enough space for simple but no less important discussions to get to know each other. Also questions about the favorite song or the favorite piece of poetry have a place in the Shared Studios container. The answers in Kigali, Berlin and Herat are likely to be very different. A special highlight is the mutual real-time transmission of a concert by folkpop artist Stereochemistry on Sunday from Berlin to Herat.

find out more about the project by Amar Bashir at

What? Shared Studios: Goldener Container in Berlin

Where? The Berliner Bibliotheksfestival, Blücherpl. 1, 10961 Berlin

When? September 15. and 16.09.2018

free entrance 
all infos about the festival at:

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