Kickstarter: New Model Library in Africa

With only 3% of Africa’s 1 billion population capable of accessing broadband internet and the wealth of information it provides, a multidisciplinary team, led by a strategic partnership between Architecture for Humanity, Gensler, Son & Sons, Librarians Without Borders, has embarked on an ambitious Kickstarter campaign to create a network of low-cost, digitally powered, revenue-generating libraries “deployed along the expanding fiber optic infrastructure in the developing world.”

If successful, Librii will become the first library to actively engage users as content creators, while operating on a sustainable business model and maximizing the potential of high-speed information exchange in developing markets.

Learn more about this initiative and support their Kickstarter campaing here.

Current Team: David Dewane, Rachel Dewane, Jeff Frey, Katie Plocheck, Judd Swanson Advisers: Anthony Acquaye, Idris Bello, Paul Gabie, Jane McGonigal Seed Funding: World Bank Institute Past Team: Andres Felipe Escobar, Kevin Simmons Contributors: Don Hickey, Richie Gelles, Rosalie Lack, Portfolio Center Strategic Partnerships: Architecture for Humanity, Gensler, Son & Sons, Librarians Without Borders Video By:

Kickstarter: New Model Library in Africa
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Cite: Karissa Rosenfield. "Kickstarter: New Model Library in Africa" 31 Mar 2013. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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