Joanna Karpowicz

Painter, illustrator and comic artist

Living Library

Living Library is the project in the convention of a traditional library, with one significant difference. “The Books” are actually people from various socially excluded groups or people who are in danger of being excluded (in the case of our Living Library these are mainly ethnic minorities). The process of “reading” happens without the use of print – it is a talk with the person-book. The idea behind the project is that direct contact with others is the best method of learning about difference, the most effective way to break communication walls, prejudice and negative stereotypes.

I made this illustration for the poster of Living Library – edition Bialystok, organized by The Ludwig Zamenhof Centre. As usually I used acrylic on canvas paper. Poster design by LZC.

“Living Library” by JK


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This entry was posted on September 20, 2011 by in illustration and tagged .
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