Imagined Spaces features drawings by first-year students at the USC School of Architecture that bring to life imagined spaces from banned literary works in Biblioclasm: The Assault on Ideas from Homer to Harry Potter. Taking inspiration from books in our fall exhibition, the students' work dramatizes the potential loss to our cultural heritage had the censors succeeded. They are a vivid reminder of the library's role in the discovery, creation, and preservation of knowledge.
Collaboration is a persistent theme throughout our strategic plan, The Essential Library, and the drawings in Imagined Spaces are the result of our partnership with the USC School of Architecture. We wish to thank Professor Lee Olvera and his students for helping to make Imagined Spaces a reality. The exhibition is on display in the ground floor of Doheny Memorial Library through December 16, 2008.