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Bookspace: A Workshop with My Bookcase

Sat 2 September 2017

Books are nomadic objects. Traveling with us from private to public spheres. They can be found in parks, subways, buses, or cafés as often as on top of our bed, next to the bathtub, or in our bag as we move between these spaces. Their format keeps the words inside safe, supporting the content of the book during its journey and offering a private reading space when opening its cover.

As The House that Heals the Soul exhibition comes to its conclusion, My Bookcase host a workshop exploring the different forms books can take. Through the workshop we will collaboratively give shape to a place for books to rest in-between moments or acts of reading. This afternoon of ‘thinking with the hands’ will reflect on the materiality of the book as we build the best structure to hold it when in transit between readers. Rather than based upon preconceptions, we will call upon our imagination in search of free lines and shapes, materialising them into a series of functional objects.

After the close of the exhibition our collaboratively made structures will be placed at the entrance of CCA becoming a My Bookcase meeting point where the community of readers in Glasgow can loan and borrow each other's books.

Materials for this workshop will be provided.