Have you bored with borrowing books from libraries? Then, what about borrowing a person from a library to have a chat for 30 minutes? If you are in a multi-cultural environment and want to cop with cultural differences and would like to know more about different people, that might help, isn’t it? The Living Library is an innovative method designed to promote dialogue, reduce prejudices and encourage understanding.The main characteristics of the project are to be found in its simplicity and positive approach. In it’s initial form the Living Library is a mobile library set up as a space for dialogue and interaction. Visitors to the Living Library are given the opportunity to speak informally with “people on loan”; this latter group being extremely varied in age, sex and cultural background.
A group of youth including Tobias Rosenberg Jørgensen, Sune Bang, Asma Mouna, Dany Abergel, Philip Lipski Einstein, Christoffer Erichsen and Ronni Abergel from Copenhagen, Denmark are behind this novel idea.