Library of Things We Can Learn from Each Other is an evolving, temporary collection of community insights. The participatory project welcomes into circulation skills and knowledge from community members on a broad range of topics, from the everyday and instructional to abstract and conceptual. Embracing non-expert and experience based knowledge, practical, theoretical or intuitive understandings, the content of the library reflects the interests of the people who contribute to it and celebrates the unique assets each person brings to the community. In addition to the circulating collection, the Library of Things We Can Learn from Each Other contains reference material and a reading room for public use and functions as a site to browse, borrow, lend and connect.
Library of Things We Can Learn from Each Other runs September 26 - December 19.
There are a few different ways you can participate in the library:
Lend: what practical skill, niche interest or theoretical understanding can you teach someone else about? To submit an entry into public circulation, drop by the project space to talk to me in person or please fill out this form.
Borrow: what is a subject you would like to learn more about? Submit a request to borrow community knowledge by stopping by the space in person or filling out this form.
Free School: we are also inviting community members to share their skills in a group setting. Free School sessions will happen periodically and are open to anyone who is interested in hosting a session, on any topic. No previous facilitation experience is required and facilitators will receive a small honorarium for their time, as well as a small material fee if appropriate. If you’re interested in hosting a Free School session please submit an application here.