Bookbed, Peckham Platform, London
31 January – 23 March 2014
An installation of three giant books, Bookbed proposes the book and library as symbols the collective imagination. Complete with mattress and duvet cover pages, the bed features an index of story titles written by young people at Peckham Library.
A book-shelf holds an Autodidact Library, and a writing table hosts the tools for simple book-making as well as space to write responses to a weekly writing challenge.
The whole exhibition was free to book for reading and writing groups, classes and workshops. Programmed events explored learning, imagination and the book-as-symbol alongside current thinking in culture, education and public space.
Set design & build: Lorna Ritchie & David Fryer