SHAU’s Microlibrary promotes reading and social engagement in Bandung park
The open-sided Microlibrary Fibonacci appears like an ‘urban ruin’ in a public park, as if reclaimed by nature, a visual metaphor both playful and attractive in a city short on public amenities for the youth.
The project is part of a larger initiative known as the “100 Microlibraries” programme, created by the design firm SHAU. It seeks to help boost literacy in Indonesia by introducing small-scale learning facilities into dense urban contexts. SHAU set up the programme in 2012 to implement a network of community-run micro-libraries across Southeast Asia. This typology is intended to bridge the gap between mobile ‘books-on-wheels’ libraries and larger city-scale institutions.