The four walls of CIRA’s library in Lausanne, Switzerland, hold one of the largest collections of documents on the anarchist movement. Unfortunately, those four walls will not extend. For many years we’ve been trying to use all our tricks and imagination to find more space for the growing collection, however it’s time to realize there is no more space. We’ve exhausted our creative strategies in building scaffolds, covering every inch of spare wall playing a huge game of tetris. This, of course, has an impact on our project and its acquisition policy. The more we need to choose what to keep, the more we need to think in terms of space… and time is running out!
This is why the team at CIRA is launching an ‘anarchitecture contest’ based on the data we have now and specifications which you can find on CIRA’s website. We’re not talking about giving out prizes, but to actually engage everyone in a collective brainstorming on how we can make this place live for as long as possible beyond the physical barriers we confront.
We look forward to reading your contributions.
Strength and imagination,