Author Archive

Foundling Archive cares for artefacts tossed aside by their original owners 

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If you’re a follower of Japanese organising consultant Marie Kondo, you’ll know what she says about the letters, postcards, invitations and magazine clippings that tend to multiply inside the home of the sentimental… Continue reading

Postnatural Libraries

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If we were to propose a place in the library to locate the postnatural, it would not be alongside ecology, biology, or even the Anthropocene; instead it would exist in a wormhole that… Continue reading

Things to do outside a New York Public Library

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Amanda Palmer, eight months pregnant and exquisitely painted, recreates Damien Hirst’s Verity statue (top) in a performance art piece for the New York Public Library’s children’s book drive. Proud papa-to-be Neil Gaiman (bottom)… Continue reading

Feminist Library On Wheels (F.L.O.W.)

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The Feminist Library On Wheels (F.L.O.W.) is a node of the Women’s Center for Creative Work in Los Angeles, CA. A multimedia collection of feminist texts, artifacts and ephemera made available to as… Continue reading

Fictional Landscapes

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UK-based artist Kyle Kirkpatrick constructs these wonderfully tiny dioramas using the topographies of carved books. Via the artist: My practice is primarily concerned with the notion of the imagined landscape. I present man-made… Continue reading

The Floating Library

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The Floating Library is an experimental public art project that introduces the creative genre of artists’ books and printed matter to people recreating on an urban lake. A custom made raft designed by architect Molly Reichert features… Continue reading

Libraries, Los Angeles, & 1980s Rock

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Our LA based Librarian-at-Large, Lea Simpson will be heading to this goddammit – From Pop to the Pit: The LAPL Photo Collection celebrates the Los Angeles Music Scene 1978-1989 will be on display… Continue reading

Refugees’ Library – Berlin

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The Refugees’ Library is meant to encourage discussion about German and European asylum and migration policies. Every volume illustrates a court trial which actually took place (names of all persons involved have been… Continue reading

Carved Book Landscapes

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For the better part of three decades multidisciplinary artist Guy Laramee has worked as a stage writer, director, composer, a fabricator of musical instruments, a singer, sculptor, painter and writer. Among his sculptural… Continue reading

Weapons of Mass Instruction

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Weapons of Mass Instruction: A 1979 Ford Falcon Converted in a Tank Armored with 900 Free Books from Colossal on Vimeo. In celebration of World Book Day (today!) 7UP commissioned Argentinian artist Raul… Continue reading