Retracing the Library (in-person workshop 16 November 2022)

Photo by Megen de Bruin-Molé

Join us for a free creative workshop where you will become part of the strange ebb and flow of Winchester School of Art Library! This session is part of both the Creative Posthumanism series and the UK’s Being Human Festival. It will take place in person on 16th November, 2022 (2-4pm UK time) and will start at Winchester School of Art library, West Side Building, Park Avenue, Winchester.

Over the course of two hours, participants will trace the library’s journey from the overflow shelves at its current location, to the gallery space it was rescued from during the flood of 1999, to the moated glass Rotunda where it began life in 1965. In each space you will be asked to remake and reimagine the library in a way that is meaningful to you. By the end of the workshop the group will have created a new library collection together, which will remain on display for the duration of the festival, and will then be commemorated in WSA’s archives.

Participants will also be able to take home a collage memento of their journey. This workshop is suitable for adults, teens and older, and for anyone who loves libraries and books!

Registration is required as space is limited. Signup and accessibility information is available through the Being Human website.

Image © Noriko Suzuki-Bosco and Judy Russell

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