Children in Performative Spaces

Copenhagen is the centre of a conference focusing on interactive and creative activities in children’s libraries. The conference is for childrens librarians, library directors and people with an interest in working interactively with children and their families. The conference is focusing on four main topics: Literature, architecture & design, the urban space and the digital space.

The programme will be a mixture of presentations in plenum and interactive workshops and during the two day conference, the scene of the conference will be transformed into a lively learning- and inspirational laboratory where conference participants can experience ideas first-hand.

The conference takes place June 11th-12th 2012 with an optional excursion Sunday the 10th of June 2012 and is set in Copenhagen at the new library and cultural house BIBLIOTEKET in Copenhagens northwest district.

On Monday morning the 11th there will be time to visit innovative cultural houses, urban spaces and playgrounds for children in Copenhagen. There will be staff present to give a tour and a presentation. The conference is in English.

On Monday evening the 11th a networking dinner is arranged at Kulturhuset Islands Brygge in central Copenhagen. Transportation from the conference will be arranged for those participating in the dinner.

If you have any input to topics and presenters you have the possibility of seeing them in the final program by sending your input in an email to before end of February. The final invitation and programme will be ready mid-March.

For further information and updates visit our facebooksite /or contact us via email to or

The conference is supported by Kulturstyrelsen/Center for Bibliotek og Medier through the fund for international library conferences.

Children in Performative Spaces is organized by Copenhagen Libraries in co-operation with Aarhus Public Libraries.

Susy Tastesen
Driftsleder, bibliotekar/Librarian, Head of Department
Københavns Biblioteker/Copenhagen Public Libraries

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