The Future Library – Framstidsbiblioteket – is a 100-year artwork launched by Scottish artist Katie Paterson.
From 2014 until 2114, one writer every year will contribute a text, with the writings held in trust, unpublished for up to 100 years.
Each writer has the same remit: to conceive and produce a work in the hopes of finding a receptive reader in an unknown future.
I accepted the Future Library’s invitation to participate because I would like to plant such a tree.
Contributing and belonging to a narrative arc longer than your own lifespan is good for your soul.”.
The manuscripts will be held in trust in a specially designed room in the New Deichmanske Public Library opening in 2019 in Bjørvika, Oslo.
Intended to be a space of contemplation, this room – designed by the artist – will be lined with wood from the forest. »