Sat, 12 Jan | Regent's University London

Tiny Books: Stories for our Times

Creative book-making workshop about storytelling and change, facilitated by artist Claire Rousell. No arts experience required!
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Time & Location

12 Jan 2019, 11:00 – 15:00
Regent's University London, Inner Cir, London NW1 4NS, UK

About the Event

"Imagine an entire hand-made library that could fit in a rucksack. A library that contained books made by all kinds of people."

Inspired by the "Tiny Books" project launched by the t-learning transformative knowledge network in South Africa, we are hosting an informal workshop with artist and seed activist Claire Rousell, to make some books together.

Tiny Books are creative, handmade books that aim to:

• offer a diversity of narratives on social and environmental change,

• democratise knowledge, and

• open up new ways of being and doing in the world that are accessible to everyone.

Participants will learn more about the process of making Tiny Books, have a go at writing one, and share stories with other creative practitioners and activists in the meantime. The books we make will contribute to a growing global library of stories and offer a methodology that workshop participants can use to work with different people - artists, activists, researchers, community organisers and others - to uncover the diverse narratives on how we initiate and sustain change in our societies.

RSVP to libraryofchange@gmail.com by Friday 11th January.

About Claire Rousell

Claire is an artist, writer and researcher based in South Africa working at the intersection between activism and art. For the past almost 2 years, she has focused her attention on understanding questions of food and seed sovereignty, and the challenges facing small scale farmers. Her work is focused on developing spaces for 'living in the future', where alternative ways of doing food, community and education can be envisaged and practiced. Through co-created events, poetry, sculpture, installation and site-specific performance she explores with others how we might deconstruct the barriers within ourselves and society, making way for building a life-sustaining society.

About Library of Change

The Library of Change is a digital library, event series and podcast exploring ways in which culture affects change. Our next phase will be to offer workshops around the country to build a digital and physical "Library of Change", co-created with activists, artists, communities and researchers, distilling stories, new knowledge and insights to shape a new narrative for our times.

This workshop is being held with permission of the t-learning network, and the books made will be exchanged (optionally, with permission of the makers) with the programme coordinators in South Africa.

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