Human Library at the Flybrary (Burning Man)
We are proud to announce that alongside curated books, catwalks, and books for reading, the Flybrary at Burning Man this year will also be hosting the first ever Human Library.
The Human Library is designed to take the concept of a traditional library, and bring it to life. Instead of offering books, this is a library where real people are on loan. It is a place where personal stories and experiences come together and where you become a reader.
Our Books at Burning Man (all Burners themselves!) belong to one or many diverse groups in society that often stigmatised as a result of who they are, choices they have made, or an experience they have had. We want to break through the stereotypes, and prejudices that divide people by creating a safe space where honost conversations can take place, and curious questions can be asked. We will be publishing titles across the spectrum of mental health, gender, sexuality, occupation, lifestyle, religion and many more. In essence we want to encourage people “not to judge a book by it’s cover”!
We are excited to be bringing this experience to Burning Man and letting the Burners do the talking!
The Human Library will be open from 1pm – 4pm at the Flybrary from Monday 26th to Friday the 30th. Come pass by the Flybrary this year to not only check out this great installation, but to check-out a real human book (or more!), for personal and taboo-breaking dialogue. Our librarians will also be there to guide and help you find the book that is right for you.
We look forward to seeing you all on The Playa!
Information about location of the Flybrary will be on the maps you receive as you enter Burning Man, or it will be available at the information point!