25.03.14 - News

Ideas Box launch at the New York Public Library

 On Tuesday, Ideas Box is officially revealed at the New York Public Library where it will remain exhibited for two weeks. 


400 people have discovered the cultural and innovative boxes during the event organized by the Open Society Foundation in order to support this innovative project. 


About 45 million children, women and men refugiees around the world have no access to information, education or communication and therefore can't look to the future or make a fresh start. That's why Philippe Starck, along with the Refugees High Authority and LWB have developed a unique concept of multimedia libraries in kit form for people in a humanitarian crisis situation. Ideas Box is a major innovation for access to culture and information in crisis situations.


The first Ideas Boxes were delivered in Burundi and Syria.


"Above all, this project's essence is about dreaming. This dream is particularly important when one loses everything. When you lose everything you had, the only thing you cannot be deprived from is dreaming" Ph.S

www.librarieswithoutborders.org