Europe Readr

Events 26

Share your ideas on the world of the future at numerous events around the world.

Egypt

01

July
2021

–31

December
2021

Library Hub

Many local universities, libraries and bookshops will be joining hands with EUNIC in promoting the Europe Readr digital platform. A pop-up library will be set up under the treetops of the Misr Public Library gardens. A series of interdisciplinary workshops on sustainable lifestyle will be carried out.

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Finland

01

July
2021

–31

December
2021

Reed, Read, Read

Local architects have created a public space for reflection and dialogue at the Oodi Helsinki Central Library. The project will stimulate discussions on the future of living, sustainable solutions and the culture of reading in a digital age.

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Slovenia

07

July
2021

–30

September
2021

Reading Together

An ephemeral reading space at the lighthouse of the picturesque coastal town of Izola invites beachgoers and passers-by to read and socialise. A series of events for children (daily morning readings) and adults animated the space during the hot summer months, culminating in a celebration of the European Day of Languages.

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Belgium

14

July
2021

–30

September
2021

Reading Time at the Citizens’ Garden

The European Parliament’s Citizens’ Garden invites to relax and read in a serene green oasis amid the busy European Quarter. An art installation tree offers visitors easy access to the Europe Readr platform. A series of cultural events will take place beneath the tree from July to September.

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Austria

15

July
2021

–31

December
2021

Be Inspired by Reading Wherever You Are

The project kicked-off at the Vienna Railway Station. Over the summer, Austrian trains will invite travellers through QR codes to indulge in the Europe Readr universe. The project will also accompany the emblematic “Buch Wien” fair and the “Österreich liest” festival.

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Great Britain

01

September
2021

–31

December
2021

FutureLab: Read, listen, connect

In Great Britain, the Europe Readr platform will merge with a podcast series and live panel events taking place both online and on-site to explore questions related to the future of living on various levels in the post-pandemic era.

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Japan

01

September
2021

–31

December
2021

Reading With, To and In-between

Visit the Europe Readr outdoor installation in Tokyo, created with recyclable materials. Designed as a public gathering space, it enables citizens to access a digital library of EU literature and engage in intergenerational exchange on “green” topics.

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the Netherlands

01

September
2021

–31

December
2021

Future of Living Pavilion

Over the summer, students of the TU Delft Faculty of Architecture created an urban open space art installation. In the autumn, the installation embarked on its maiden voyage across the country to foster reading culture and new ways of thinking on the current challenges faced by Europe and the wider world.

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Serbia

01

September
2021

–30

November
2021

Europe Readr mobile pavilion

The pavilion connects people and fosters a culture of reading. It offers a book exchange and a one-month free access to a local digital platform for reading in Serbian, including a number of activities related to reading culture and literature.

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Bulgaria

01

September
2021

–30

November
2021

Europe Readr events

Cultural centres and embassies will organise a series of events to accompany the Europe Readr platform.

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Germany

07

September
2021

Literary meetings

The Europe Readr project was discussed by Slovenian and German most prominent publishers in a meeting that also addressed the European Union Prize for Literature and the Frankfurt Book Fair. Three winners of the EU Prize for Literature – Anja Mugerli (2021), Gabriela Babnik (2013) and Nataša Kramberger (2010) also participated in the meeting. Discussions touched on intercultural dialogue and the impact of publishing and literary awards on intercultural integration and understanding.

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Croatia

13

September
2021

Re: Think the Future of Living

The project combines street art and literature to revitalise public spaces after the earthquake. The murals and Europe Readr literature will serve as an inspiration to promote reading and reflect on topics such as sustainability, digitalisation and social inclusion.

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Israel

15

September
2021

–31

December
2021

European Audiobook

The European Audiobook project presents modern European literature on the future of living. A special podcast presents chapters narrated in Hebrew. The project is promoted on all relevant platforms and via library carts in the public space.

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Greece

20–26

September
2021

Athens Garden Festival

In one of the most attractive European cities for activists and artists alike, the Festival will bring together thinkers, creatives and the local population to create a collective European reflection on the sustainable development of the city. Parks will turn into meeting spots to debate a common future.

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United States

20

September
2021

–31

December
2021

A Window to Europe

The project has paired US visual artists with Europe Readr authors, inviting them to depict their own perception of the works read in a variety of media. The artworks will be on display in a re-designed storefront gallery, encouraging dialogue on inclusive and sustainable living on both continents.

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Brazil

26

September
2021

–31

December
2021

Ride & Read

A graphic art urban intervention inspired by the main premises of the Europe Readr project (literature, reading culture, critical thinking) brings some colours to the underground system in Brazil's capital linking 27 featured literary works with 27 metro stations. A QR code directs readers to the online platform where they can read a book while commuting.

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North Macedonia

04

October
2021

–30

November
2021

Read & Relax

Through a student competition, the local Faculty of Architecture will select the best project idea for a wooden reading pavilion in its courtyard, which will serve as an open-air library and a space to relax for local citizens. A series of events – from poetry readings to small exhibitions – will enrich this newly created public space.

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India

22

October
2021

–31

December
2021

Open-air library in Bindra Park

In cooperation with the NGO Star Wellness & Care Foundation, the open-air library in Bindra Park in New Delhi was enriched with literary works from the Europe Readr digital platform and with some books by Slovenian authors in physical form. The pleasant green surroundings of the library allow visitors to enjoy reading good books and daily newspapers as well as to spend time in the company of friends and meet other readers. In collaboration with the Webcom Foundation, an event dedicated to the environment and the future of living was organised for children from socially disadvantaged backgrounds.

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Colombia

04

November
2021

–30

December
2021

Europe Readr Bogota

The UTADEO Faculty of Design and the FUGA Foundation have created a large structure resembling book pages and featuring the covers of 27 books from the Europe Readr collection for the urban art intervention. The public presentation of the intervention was followed by a discussion on the future of publishing, literature and reading.

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Jordan

01

October
2021

–30

November
2021

Shaping our Future Communities

The Hiwar Art Club will utilise reading, creative learning and debates to demonstrate the importance of co-creation, international cultural cooperation and the transfer of knowledge through the lens of multidisciplinary art and culture, igniting a change from the people.

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Lebanon

01–31

October
2021

Interactive pop-up installation

The Notre Dame University in Beirut will create an installation offering an interactive experience through a pathway that may or may not lead to a destination. The pathway’s edges will foster interaction rather than segregate people, to echo the idea of inclusion.

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France

09

November
2021

The future of living – but what about culture?

In cooperation with the EUNIC networks, the Europe House in Paris hosted a round table entitled ‘The future of living – but what about culture?’ with the participation of the authors whose works are included in the virtual library and other prominent intellectuals. The Representation of the European Comission in Paris included this culture-centred event in a series of general discussions held in the framework of the Conference on the Future of Europe.

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Saudi Arabia

01–30

November
2021

Urban Hackathon #futureofliving

In the context of urban development in Saudi Arabia, the local EUNIC cluster, EU delegation and the AlMashtal Creative Space will organise a hackathon to address sustainable development and create a bottom-up exchange about urban sprawl and green transition.

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Argentina

15

November
2021

–03

December
2021

Library Under the Treetops

Deckchairs in a park invite local citizens to read, relax, socialise and spend quality time outdoors. The pop-up open-air library will also organise social gatherings, such as book readings and a debate on literature and gender.

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Thailand

01–31

December
2021

Reading With

In cooperation with local actors in Bangkok, Europe Readr has created an installation that redefines the public and private interface and offers a safe, comfortable and enjoyable reading space for people in one of Bangkok’s neighbourhoods.

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China

01–31

December
2021

Reading Pavilion

In the traditional village of Jinghong, Yunnan Province, students from Tsinghua University have designed a new space where the local community can read and connect. It will present a modern view of the regional environmental aesthetics and the organisation of public life in rural areas. The new space will focus on reading – an activity that connects residents and promotes local development.

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Short Stories

Finally, there’s a book that drags the Greek reader out of the satiate petty bourgeois frame or the lifestyle craze and throws him deep into the working class slums.

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