3 Responses to roadworks and book arts

  1. Kristin M. says:

    This post makes me want to know more about book artistry, and book artists. Not having a background as a librarian, I quickly googled ‘book arts’ and realized that not only is there the more traditional concept of book arts (binding, book making, paper making etc) but also ’embodied’ book art forms such as that happening on a city street with a steamroller. This notion is inspiring the drama educator in me to think about other creative ways that ’embodied’ books arts can come to life in public spaces. Thanks for this post Jacqueline – it prompted me to think about the intersection of books and ‘arts’ in several new ways.

  2. Al Smith says:

    What another beautiful timely post Jacqueline. Thanks. June is always a poignant and bitter sweet time for me with our shiny new Grads leaving us but its amazing because we see how far they come in in so many ways. What strikes me time and time again, is reflected in Kahle’s comments. Communication and learning is a multidimensional human endeavour over time and many modalities are in play. I witness stellar work in written craft, fine arts, dance and debate, etc. Today I read history essays and heard their oral defenses on genocide. I juried art portfolios for bursaries. I watched dance students improv for firemen… Many works are analog or oral not digital! We so easily assume and jump to conclusions that all 21st C learning needs to be digital and virtual. This just isn’t sound logic. Projects like ‘steamroller’ prove inspiration and curating can take many forms. Our humanity thrives when we open up to the opportunities and not leap for just the nearest and newest or expedient. For this reason, I make a point to celebrate the antiques in our learning commons by displays and an ‘archives’ section- not just books but images, memorbelia and relics. Love your blog again, thx. 🙂

  3. Connie C says:

    I liked reading about the generations of archiving…and wonder what
    will be end up relatively intact 500+ years from now when the future
    anthropologists are digging through the rubble….

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