Digital, Highlight & Performance


What will the library look like in 2222? Have humans shot for the stars, leaving the last of our histories within a supercomputer at the heart of the La Trobe Reading Room? Will the walls of the Redmond Barry Reading Room be lined with the spines of holographic titles?

The far future of State Library Victoria has been imagined by six of our favourite emerging writers and contains everything from robot librarians to a biological bank storing extinct species’ DNA. We invite you to pop on some headphones and hear their visions of utopias, dystopias and more.

With Claire G Coleman, Georgia Kartas Olivia Muscat, Adalya Nash Hussein, Mira Schlosberg and Tegan Webb

Produced by Thanh Hằng Phạm

Sessions will run from 12.10–12.30pm, 12.50–1.10pm and 1.30–1.50pm on Thu 20 – Sun 23 June. Limited capacity, please book tickets in advance.

Please arrive 10 minutes before your scheduled event start time to collect your headphones.

Presented in partnership with State Library Victoria

Thursday 20 June – Sunday 23 June

$10 Full

The Dome (La Trobe Reading Room), State Library of Victoria
285-321 Russell Street
Melbourne VIC 3000