This is the second post of the art projects series. We are always on the look out for cool art projects to visit, take part or simply read about, and why not share them with you?

Future Library

Header and copy images source: www.facebook.com/Futurelibrary.no

Header and copy images source: www.facebook.com/Futurelibrary.no

I was very intrigued when while I was researching for places to visit during my trip in Oslo, I found about this art project. Scottish artist Katie Paterson has launched a 100-year artwork - Future Library - Framtidsbiblioteket .

'A thousand trees have been planted in Nordmarka, a forest just outside Oslo, which will supply paper for a special anthology of books to be printed in one hundred years time' (www.futurelibrary.no). Every year until 2114, a different writer will submit writing material that will be held in trust and unpublished. 

'Tending the forest and ensuring its preservation, finds a conceptual counterpoint in the invitation extended to each writer: to conceive and produce a work in the hopes of finding a receptive reader in an unknown future'

The first writer to contribute was prizewinning author and poet Margaret Atwood followed by multi award winner novelist David Mitchell. A specially designed room in the New Deichmaske Public Library that will open in 2019 will be the home of the manuscripts where they will be held in trust. The authors’ names and titles of their works will be on display, but none of the manuscripts will be available for reading – until their publication in one century’s time. 

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