The Ideas Box is a comprehensive portable media center for both children and adults.
Standardized, easy to transport and set up, easy of use for the audience, the Ideas box is a robust device with minimal energy needs and its own power source. Furthermore, its contents are customised to the needs of the populations, to their language and to their culture.
Libraries Without Borders (LWB) is currently preparing a European program, starting in Greece and Balkans countries, in the context of the refugee crisis. In partnership with Future Library, LWB is organising a design-thinking workshop focused on identifying the relevant contents for the refugee populations: which educational, informational, legal, psycho-social contents? Which assistance, which services should we provide?
How do public libraries respond to the wave of refugees, their new users? Due to their location, Balkan countries and especially Greece are at the forefront of the refugee crisis and currently accept the most of the refugee stream. This workshop aims to be a starting point of a discussion regarding the question: how could libraries develop services and respond to this refugee crisis?
Despina Gerasimidou, Future Library Project Manager | View Speaker Profile
Muy-Cheng Peich, Deputy Director of Education and Contents, Libraries Without Borders | View Speaker Profile
Dionisis Kolokotsas, Public Policy Manager of Google | View Speaker Profile
Konstantinos Tsakalidis, Photographer | Photo exhibition during the workshop: images will be displayed from the work in progress “Open Balkan migration route” of the Greek photographer, who regularly travels and visits the refugee transit spots in Greece and in the Balkan.