- Country: United States (US)
- State/Province: Nevada
- City: Black Rock City
- Listed: July 1, 2019 5:36 pm
- Expires: 160 days, 19 hours
For the first time ever in Burning Man history, The Human Library will be traveling to the Playa! The Human Library will take place at The Flybrary Art Installation. We need your help!
Alongside curated books, catwalks, and nooks for reading and conversing, the Flybrary Art Installation will be host to the first ever Human Library at Burning Man. The Flybrary is a giant metal art installation in the shape of a head with flying bird books leaping out of the top to signify the “freedom of thought”. Visionary art creator Christina Sporrong invites you to enter the inside of a giant mind where you’ll find thoughts, ideas, fantasies, imagination, intimate conversations, and much more.
The Human Library is designed to take the concept of a traditional library and bring it to life. Instead of offering books, this is a library where real people are on loan to readers. We want to break through stereotypes, prejudices, and walls that divide people by creating a safe space where open, and honest conversations can take place. Our human books belong to one or many diverse groups in society that are often stigmatized as a result of who they are, choices they have made, or an experience they have had. Around the world we publish titles across the spectrum of mental health, gender, sexuality, occupation, lifestyle, religion and many more. We want to encourage people “not to judge a book by its cover”! The goal of The Human Library is to challenge prejudice and stereotypes; while creating better understanding of who we are as people through unhindered dialogue. We are looking for interesting people, like you, to volunteer as Human Books. You can volunteer any day, for an hour or more. Help people to see human beings differently, and break through those walls that separate each of us by sharing your story in a short 20-30 minute discussion with a reader.
The Human Library, located at the Flybrary Art Installation will be open between the hours of 1:00-4:00 P.M. Monday through Saturday at Burning Man this year.
During these times, people will be able to peruse a variety of human books available for checkout.
Please contact Adam Litwin to volunteer as a Human Book!
Leave a message for me here at The Spark.
More information on The Human Library can be found here: http://humanlibrary.org/.
More information on the Flybrary can be found here: https://spitfireworks.blogspot.com/. I look forward to hearing from you soon.
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