The Human Library: Check Out People Instead of Books

With libraries quickly reformulating their mission statements to survive, this innovative library believes stories are much better shared when they come from the source. At the Human Library, you actually borrow a person who has stories to tell gathered from a unique life experience. “For half an hour, you can sit down with a prostitute,…

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recession-inspired strategies for urban spaces

The Interventionist’s Toolkit, Mimi Zeiger’s long and illuminating essay┬áin Design Observer, tracks the effect the recession has had on inspiring frugal, improvisational strategies for urban spaces around the world. When there’s no money for traditional architecture projects,” Provisional, Opportunistic, Ubiquitous, and Odd Tactics in Guerilla and DIY Practice and Urbanism” take root. We’ve excerpted the…

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