“The boat has…been for our civilization…the greatest reserve of the imagination. The ship is the heterotopia par excellence. In civilizations without boats, dreams dry up, espionage takes the place of adventure, and the police take the place of pirates" – Foucault

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Habermas' "The Structural Transformation of the Public Sphere"

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The Sumerian Ashurbanipal Library

Alexandria, The Paradise of Knowledge




Lyceum, Salons, Coffee Houses

Remembering the danger of biblioclasty

"Everytime an elder passes away, a  

library is burnt down." - Elizabeth 

Kapu'uwailani Lindsey


Walter Mehring's "The Lost Library"

Samuel Brown's Bookmobiles, 

Wanderbibliotehken and other 

Itinerating Libraries

Public Libraries



Jules Verne

Floating Foundations (architecture)

Ile Flottante

                 Villa El Salvador, Peru