An interactive exhibition that features a series of roving pedestal stations. Currently at Harold Washington College, these sculptural pedestals serve as interactive book stations. Visitors will have the opportunity to share responses to question prompts by writing or drawing into the books. Over time, these entries are collected as part of an Archive, offering a glimpse into the world that makes up different communities.
With the intention of creating anonymous, open dialogue between individuals, the books serve as a way to share ideas and give voice to anyone willing to write in them. They provide conversation starters, engage strangers, and sometimes just make us laugh. Collected content eventually becomes the catalyst for future projects, collaborations, thematic class curricula, and meaningful discussions.
Each pedestal is custom-built using refurbished, salvaged parts and has unique features: some have space for an extra volume of books, others have storage for bookmaking materials. All are set on casters and intended to rove to various locations.