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About the Reading Room

Reset: Towards a New Commons is an experiment to encourage out-of-the-box thinking and challenge the boundaries of how we think about our places of dwelling, working, gathering, and living.

Our Reading Room displays additional resources that provide more insight into some of the themes and ideas presented in the exhibition. The books, selected by the exhibition’s curators and project teams, explore topics including Universal Design, accessibility, and community building.

This selection will be expanded by recommendations gathered throughout the course of the exhibition. Make a recommendation here.

View the complete Reading List for Reset: Towards a New Commons.

Interior of the Reading Room installation at the Center for Architecture
Photo: Asya Gorovits.

Visual Description

An interior view of the Reading Room installation at the Center for Architecture shows a table with chairs and stools in the center of the room. To the left and right of the table are partially filled book shelves along the walls on either side.The walls are painted bold colors: teal, cobalt blue, magenta, and orange. Daylight fills the space, which is open to the atrium display above, where you can see the bottom edges of panels that hang down as part of the exhibition. Three displays are seen in fully, suspended in front of the rear magenta wall: an interior diagram, a circular graphic, and a large comic-book style illustration.


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