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From 2 until 4pm, people gathered at the In Situ Photo Project outside Scorpio Books to book a twenty-minute, one-on-one conversation with a ‘human talking book’.
Freerange Press brought together a collection of passionate experts on a range of topics – from the state of the city through to music, buying train tickets in India and birthing well. Conversation flowed and the 20 minute sessions, where 6 ‘books’ were available, were well attended.
This project fitted well with FESTA 2016’s theme We Have The Means – as it enabled the public to ask questions and make use of the knowledge of fellow citizens in a relaxed setting.
The human, talking books were:
One Good Thing About Music with Jesse Newman, former history of music lecturer, defunct record-store employee and amasser of records
Birthing Well: Essential Information with Julie Richard, midwife and educator
Drawing Life: Buildings, People and Places with Byron Kinnaird, Phd architecture student
Creative Cities with Coralie Winn, co-founder of Gap Filler
The Accidental Restauranteur with Emma Mettrick, owner of Twenty-Seven Steps
Loving the Recovery; Hating the Recovery with Barnaby Bennett, designer and publisher
How to Buy Train Tickets in India with Emma Johnson, editor and avid traveller.
This project was presented by Freerange Press.
Photographs by Nick Sargent.