Opening Friday May 4th, the Living Library is a public studio for storytelling, book arts, screen printing, experimental publishing, and live radio broadcast in Elsewhere’s thrift-store turned living museum.
The Library contains more than 3000 titles, and brings together Elsewhere’s international artists-in-residence and Greensboro to use this collection of vintage and thrift books for reading and resource, offering a comfortable platform for sharing ideas and creative research. The Living Library re-imagines a library as a living fiction and community archive that evolves as the public participates and contributes.
Elsewhere’s writers-in-residence The Hollow Earth Society will inaugurate the Living Library with a salon series:Elsewhen | The Chronotextual Library. The Hollow Earth Society believes that a library isn’t a place where physical books house stories – it’s a story that happens to house a number of physical books. Be a part of the Living Library and share your story. Contact us to get involved!
Public visitors can:
- Read and explore books, periodicals and documents from the collection
- Broadcast online with Elsewhere Community Broadcast TV
- Participate in Library Playshops (See more info below)
- Do their homework in an installation
- Use Zine-Making and Print making facilities
- Scan the Library’s archives of images and text
- Use the Library as a Meeting Space
- Propose collaborative interventions and projects
Via Primary Flight