During the Slovenian Presidency of the EU Council, the Europe Readr digital platform »Open a book for a better future« invites reflection on the world we want to live in by bringing readers around the globe books on topical social issues. Many accompanying events around the world foster the establishment of public spaces dedicated to reading and exchanging ideas on the future of living.
In Slovenia, the University of Ljubljana and its partners have created an art installation »My reading room« by the lighthouse in Izola, designed as a libray under the treetops: books under trees, in courtyards and parks are becoming part of the summer urban infrastructure.
Students of various subjects in spatial, art and technical studies have been involved in the project to learn through work. The aim is to raise the awareness that quality of life transcends consumption and today's fast-paced consumer society, and to stimulate the need to read and to learn.
From July to September, »My reading room«, which is to open on July 7th at 6pm, will host a series of events for all generations, organised by local actors and EU National Institutes for Culture.
The art installation will be inaugurated by Danilo Markočič, the mayor of Izola – Isola, Felice Žiža, deputy of the National Assembly, Gašper Dovžan, State Secretary at the MFA, Andreas Pawlitschek, President of the cluster EUNIC Slovenia and Alenka Fikfak, professor at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana. The event will be accompanied by No Borders Trio.
You can find more information about the project here: https://europereadr.eu/
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