Saturday, January 25, 2014

jan 24-26 jan 31st- feb 2 | human library | maki yi, rudi krause

Associated Artist Maki Yi and dear PT friend Rudi Krause are involved in THE HUMAN LIBRARY as part of the PuSh Festival. Take out a human book and have an interactive experience where you can learn about someone very different from you. Borrow a book, discover a person. 
Enter the Vancouver Public Library’s Central Branch and head up to the third floor where a special PuSh Festival circulation desk will register you with your own human library card and offer to lend you one of thirty possible human books. Choose from a variety of titles. Sign one out and be connected to the person behind that title. A 20-minute one-on-one conversation will begin and the rest is up to you.
THE HUMAN LIBRARY initiative is an international phenomenon, started in Copenhagen as a project to fight hate in communities. It is designed to promote dialogue, reduce prejudices and encourage understanding. By connecting people who under normal circumstances might not have had a chance to just sit down and talk, the library enables groups to break stereotypes by challenging common prejudices in a positive and humorous manner.
Presented by the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival and grunt gallery.

Jan.  24-26, 31, Feb. 1-2
Noon – 5 p.m.
Level 3
Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street

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