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And by appointment
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Out of the Library:
Every now and then we bring attention to some of the Library contents, and focus upon some key topics and thematics.

The Publishing Reader
Black Studies
Shimmer & Gordon Hall


PUBLICS Library is structured around the following 12 categories:

— P1 Philosophy
— P2 Art Theory
— P3 Public Art
— P4 Curatorial
— P5 Group Shows
— P6 Art Writing
— P7 Biennials
— P8 Solo Shows
— P9 Book Series
— P10 Small
— P11 Education
— P12 New
— P13 Archive
— P14 Magazines

PUBLICS Library is a public research space dedicated to critical social thinking, learning and education – a place for coming together, discussing, reading and thinking about contemporary art and its many publics. The library is dedicated to representing and challenging the many concepts, theories and practices of curating contemporary art and publicness. Library is open to the public every scheduled Wednesday or by appointment. Books are available to read, to study and to browse on site. The Library’s bibliography will continue to be catalogued, indexed and made available online for reference. PUBLICS Library and its 60 Publics Stool (a special version of one of the most iconic pieces by Alvar Aalto) are designed by Julia.

Image credits: Noora Lehtovuori