Book Lab addresses the spatiality, culture and intangibility of reading. The traditional artifact of the ‘book’ is transforming, mutating. New forms are celebrated: art book fairs, independent publishing, handmade books, podcast libraries, long-form and micro-publishing, twitter feeds, publication as exhibition, storytelling nights and reading rooms, book clubs, etcetera.
This studio explores and celebrates the ‘thingness’ of books and the materials, environments, media and systems that surround them. How can design affect personal and public engagement with ideas? Engage with the craft of the book; join a reading group; consider how culture is communicated and transformed through the medium of the ‘book’; design through making.