My graduation project I did for Dok the ‘Library Concept Centre’ in Delft. I was asked to create an idea on how to bring the library more into people’s homes.
With overloaded bookshelves, CD racks and film collections containing items that you do not necessarily need to keep, but neither want to throw away, we can make other people happy. Everyone who participates in this project is asked to give away some of these books, CDs and DVDs, and will receive collections from others in return. You give these items away because they are a misfit in your collection, a double copy, or something you just want to show the world. By creating this selection you will keep in mind it is for someone else, and you are asked to write a note along with your collection. Like this the selection will gain its own identity, and gives the receiver a bit of insight in the original creator. Upon receiving a selection, you are asked to leave a note as well, and when all selections keep passing by new people, the story of the collection itself is growing along. As a participant you are asked to leave your selection at DOK, and take another selection home. The selections keep on passing to others through an installation at the library.
The bag is the carrier of this selection where notes can be written on the inside. Its interaction is similar to that of opening a present: the whole bag can be torn open which shows a map with its story.
The installation shows the project in the library, where the bags are presented while floating up and down inside. They drag the attention and want to be taken home by a new owner.
June 28, 2010
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