In a changing world, libraries could be used for so much more than they are today, creating reasons for even more people to love them.
The Open Book project is building on a growing number of projects around the world where people are bringing together ideas and spaces in imaginative and surprising ways.
There are book-lined laundromat cafes with washing machines; mysterious pirate stores with writing programmes for young authors; libraries that lend all the tools needed to invent, prototype or repair; shared maker spaces and workshops; learning networks which connect neighbours or swap skills for barter items; spaces for seed swaps or recipe swaps; libraries hosting co-working hubs and business support ...
They are beautiful and inspiring spaces in which to spend time and meet others.
They re-combine resources we already have including time, ideas, skills, spaces and materials.
And all of them make new things possible.
Role: Project partner, 2015
Skills: theory of change, project development, community building, exhibition design, graphic design, report production, learning programmes.