The experiences of wonder, learning and reflection that libraries represent should be available to every citizen, no matter where they live or how old they are, argues Katti Hoflin in this moving and hilarious talk at the 2015 Alibis for Interaction Masterclass.
Katti Hoflin is City Librarian of Stockholm, managing Stockholms Stadsbibliotek – an organisation with 44 libraries, 400 employees and three million digital visitors.
Hoflin has a long history working with municipal cultural meeting spaces. 2011-15 she ran the culture house Dunkers Kulturhus in Helsingborg. But fundamentally, she says, libraries are in her blood and have been since childhood. Before Dunkers, she was responsible for children’s and youth activities at the Stockholm culture house, including the much-loved family play-and-creativity space “Rum för barn” and the internationally unique TioTretton library designed to give tweens a place for existential reflection.