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Home Libraries are the New Black

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Kulturhus Björkboda
Smedskullantie 3
Kulturhus Björkboda

Home Libraries are the New Black
Andrew Gryf Paterson (SCO, FI)
9.2.–10.3.2024, Salon
Kulturhus Björkboda

Vernissage 9.2.2024 18:00-20:00

What happens when you make public your private library collection, sharing a lifetime of personal book collection in a public space? How can people develop their own collective book library resource, complementing & contrasting, respecting differences as a whole? How to nurture and expand a socialised library? How can home libraries complement municipal libraries and support cultural events?

In this case, Paterson’s example will be a way to reach out to the local community: Seeking common interests, common (or same) books in Swedish or Finnish that exist, reading aloud sessions, online radio broadcasts, and open bibliographic work. There will also be ongoing vermicomposting with donated old books. Stay tuned for the event programme on Kulturhus Björkboda social media.

The artist will be in the house from the opening night on Feb 9th .2023 at 18:00. Exhibition opening hours: 9.2.–10.3.2024 Thursday to Sunday 11-17, (Saturdays 11-15)

Andrew Gryf Paterson (he/they) is an ‘artist-organiser’, cultural producer, educator and independent researcher, who specialises in developing and leading inter- and trans-disciplinary projects exploring connections between art, digital culture and science, cultural activism, ecological and sustainability movements, cultural heritage and collaborative networks. Originally from Scotland, Paterson has been most active in Helsinki, Finland, as well as Latvia and the Eastern Baltic Sea region, working across the fields of media/ network/ environmental arts and activism, pursuing a participatory practice through workshops, performative events, & storytelling.

Andrew Gryf Patersons portfolio/archive: