Libraries have always been a place of refuge – somewhere I could go to wander the shelves and be transported to another place for a while. During Covid-19, has their role as a place where community can gather changed?
In an era when we are being asked to question consumption practices and to throw out things that don’t bring them joy, is there a place for a practice of collecting?
More needs to be done for the environment and for sustainable development and time is running out. Now is the time to think about what kind of world we want to see in 10 or 20 years’ time, but this requires a big cultural shift. That’s where the arts come in.
What does it mean to be translocal? Is this question relevant in these times of decreased mobility? Here I look at local understandings of place that are about more than just travel.