Event — A Generative Library


Büro BDP installed a A Generative Library in their new rooms at Mareschstraße in Berlin. Until February 28th, 2015 you have the chance to drop by and browse trough the publications…


»Books shape existence: some have been the teachers of our pasts, some have set the stage for how we have come to perceive our present, and some will be the guides to our future(s). There are the old, worn books we have read over and over throughout life; the books we wish we’d read and then there are all the potential, hypothetical books – the ones we dream about holding in our hands, and then there also those ones we can only hope will never materialize, those books of nightmares, impossible books.

For the opening of the new Büro BDP we have asked former and future collaborators to contribute to a generative library, a collective curriculum for the past and future practices of BDP, the books that have and will guide us through our future. The range is telling, from the old and manhandled to the paperless PDF, the school book that offered clandestine secrets to active assistants in current research projects. With this opening gesture, we hope to establish Büro BDP as an active space for book research, publishing and indeed reading.« — BDP


Compiled by Shane Anderson, derek bealieu, Ida Bencke, Isabel Carvalho, Ann Cotten, Lars Mørch Finborud, Adam Fearon, FuchsBorst, John Holten, Katie Holten, Eduardo Kac, Hanne Lippard, Stine Marie Jacobsen, Filippa Petterson, Antoine Renard, Cia Rinne, Lorenzo Sandoval, Sam Smith, Oliver Spieker, Jon Ståle Ritland, Morten Søndergaard et al…

Büro BDP
Mareschstrasse 1
12055 Berlin

until February 28th, 2015
open from Thursday to Saturday,
from 11am to 6pm