Beazley Designs of the Year Digital
The Uncensored Library
The Uncensored Library is an open library within the computer game Minecraft. It contains journals and articles that are banned in several countries where the media is controlled, thus bypassing press censorship by oppressive regimes.
The library houses information on all 180 countries on the Press Freedom Index. It also contains virtual ‘exhibition halls’ on five countries that are notorious for their press censorship: Russia, Vietnam, Mexico, Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
Designed by blockworks, an architecture firm that works uniquely on Minecraft, it is the creation of twenty-four builders from sixteen countries.
Design: Reporters Without Borders in collaboration with DDB Germany.
Strategy: The Humblebrag.