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Future Library
Oslo
@futurelibraryNO #futurelibraryOslo futurelibrary.no
Katie Paterson
Margaret Atwood
Buzzreport 11/05-1...
About:
Scottish artist Katie Paterson has launched a 100-year artwork - Future Library - Framtidsbiblioteket - for
the cit...
Program,
Handover day
Margaret Atwood hands over the
inaugural manuscript for «Scribbler
Moon».
Atwoods´s contribution to ...
Buzz
@futurelibraryNO #futurelibraryOslo futurelibrary.no
Live streaming
#futurelibraryOslo
@futurelibraryNO
futurelibrary.no
Future Library
Oslo
Katie Paterson Margaret Atwood
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Future library Oslo

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About the day:
Margaret Atwood hands over the inaugural manuscript for «Scribbler Moon».

Atwoods´s contribution to the project was celebrated in a special two-part event: a public walk through the Future Library Forest in Oslo, and an in-conversation with the artist Katie Paterson held in the Deichmanske Library. In addition to the conversation, Atwood and Paterson also did a interactiv book signing for the 50 first who signed up.

About the project:
Scottish artist Katie Paterson has launched a 100-year artwork - Future Library - Framtidsbiblioteket - for the city of Oslo in Norway. The prizewinning author, poet, essayist and literary critic Margaret Atwood has been named as the first writer to contribute to the project.

A thousand trees have been planted in Nordmarka, a forest just outside Oslo, which will supply paper for a special anthology of books to be printed in one hundred years time. Between now and then, one writer every year will contribute a text, with the writings held in trust, unpublished, until 2114. Tending the forest and ensuring its preservation for the 100-year duration of the artwork finds a conceptual counterpoint in the invitation extended to each writer: to conceive and produce a work in the hopes of finding a receptive reader in an unknown future.

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Future library Oslo

  1. 1. Future Library Oslo @futurelibraryNO #futurelibraryOslo futurelibrary.no Katie Paterson Margaret Atwood Buzzreport 11/05-17/06 2015
  2. 2. About: Scottish artist Katie Paterson has launched a 100-year artwork - Future Library - Framtidsbiblioteket - for the city of Oslo in Norway. The prizewinning author, poet, essayist and literary critic Margaret Atwood has been named as the first writer to contribute to the project. A thousand trees have been planted in Nordmarka, a forest just outside Oslo, which will supply paper for a special anthology of books to be printed in one hundred years time. Between now and then, one writer every year will contribute a text, with the writings held in trust, unpublished, until 2114. Tending the forest and ensuring its preservation for the 100-year duration of the artwork finds a conceptual counterpoint in the invitation extended to each writer: to conceive and produce a work in the hopes of finding a receptive reader in an unknown future. Margaret Atwood comments on being the inaugural writer for Future Library: “I am very honoured, and also happy to be part of this endeavor. This project, at least, believes the human race will still be around in a hundred years! Future Library is bound to attract a lot of attention over the decades, as people follow the progress of the trees, note what takes up residence in and around them, and try to guess what the writers have put into their sealed boxes.” The manuscripts will be held in trust in a specially designed room in the New Deichmanske Public Library opening in 2018 in Bjørvika, Oslo. Intended to be a space of contemplation, this room - designed by the artist - will be lined with wood from the forest. The authors’ names and titles of their works will be on display, but none of the manuscripts will be available for reading – until their publication in one century’s time. @futurelibraryNO #futurelibraryOslo futurelibrary.no
  3. 3. Program, Handover day Margaret Atwood hands over the inaugural manuscript for «Scribbler Moon». Atwoods´s contribution to the project was celebrated in a special two-part event: a public walk through the Future Library Forest in Oslo, and an in-conversation with the artist Katie Paterson held in the Deichmanske Library. In addition to the conversation, Atwood and Paterson also did a interactiv book signing for the 50 first who signed up. The event was for everyone to see live at Periscope, and NRK, national broadcaster of Norway, also did a «slow-TV» broadcast of the event. @futurelibraryNO #futurelibraryOslo futurelibrary.no
  4. 4. Buzz @futurelibraryNO #futurelibraryOslo futurelibrary.no
  5. 5. Live streaming
  6. 6. #futurelibraryOslo @futurelibraryNO futurelibrary.no Future Library Oslo Katie Paterson Margaret Atwood -To be continued

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