07/02/2008

Elena Pascolo - Bookbox

BookBox is a box of books to share. It utilises standard newspaper vending points usually found outside tube stations to create a public library for shared reading material. BookBox is an invitation to exchange and distribute books, the ideas in books, to reuse and recycle; to give these gifts to strangers and discover the random delights and flights of fantasy of fiction and fact, poetry and pulp as part of your daily experience. BookBox utilises existing infrastructures: of public transport; of newsmedia distribution; and of recycling, to start a publicly organised people’s library which could potentially be located at every entrance of every London Underground station.

BOOKBOX allows you to: READ IT. SHELVE IT. SHARE IT.

Discussions with relevant partners to implement this initiative are underway.

Suggestions (and books) are welcomed.

Elena Pascolo is an architect and urbanist. Currently working at a commercial practice and teaching at the Architectural Association (Housing and Urbanism Graduate Programe) and with Ines Weizman at the London Met Department of Architecture and Spatial Design, MA in Cities Design and Urban Cultures course.

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