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Re: [BKARTS] The Living Library/human books



Does Ray Bradbury ring a bell?
Scott
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From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Susan
Kapuscinski Gaylord
Sent: Wednesday, July 16, 2008 1:42 PM
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Subject: [BKARTS] The Living Library/human books

Dear Friends

Here's an other take on the question "What is a book?"


"A new kind of Library has opened, where instead of books you can  
borrow a Muslim - or a single father, or a transvestite, for a chat.  
Alex
Forsyth volunteers to be lent as a 'book', and asks whether this  
concept can really help break down stereotypes.*

A Muslim, a Catholic and a transsexual are sitting in a library. An  
opener  to a joke this is not: It is the Living Library - where,  
instead of books,
you borrow people. You pick a person for a 30-minute dialogue in  
which you can ask questions, engage in meaningful discourse or simply  
bounce ideas. I wait with the other 'books' to be borrowed."

Complete article about the Living Library in east London may be found at
http://www.nouse.co.uk/2008/06/23/i-would-like-to-borrow-a-muslim/may  
be found at

and from the Christian Science Monitor
http://www.csmonitor.com/2008/0605/p01s02-wogn.html

in good spirit
Susan



Susan Kapuscinski Gaylord
skgaylord@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

http://www.makingbooks.com
http://www.makingbookswithchildren.blogspot.com
http://www.ingoodspirit.blogspot.com
http://www.thecreativeyear.blogspot.com


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