Welcome to the Living Library Experience
where we offer a diverse and inclusive platform for intercultural dialogue about the living stories of working and living in the intercultural field.
Our living "books" share, with peers, their personal stories and historical narratives about working and living in the intercultural field for the past 30 to 40 years.
Want to become a living book for the event?
Other participants in the room are the living “readers” who "read" a book by listening and ask questions.
All together, we resonate with and reflect upon past societal intercultural changes and developments and cultural tools, as well as deep dive into personal experiences.
There are 3 sessions of the PAST Room (see Flow of the day), so each event participant has the chance to experience these Living Stories either as a book or as a reader.
Each session organised by a librarian consists of 3 rounds of 20 min. each. There are units of 1 book and 3 or 4 readers. The number of units depends on the total amount of participants in each session. So books tell their stories 3 times (3 times the same story or 3 different stories) and readers can “read” 3 different books.
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Become a Living Book
This “living library” is a live session with no recording to keep it confidential and inclusive, so living books can share personal stories and historical narratives about working and living in the intercultural field for the past 30 to 40 years. Books are asked to advertise their stories by displaying the title of each story presented on a A4 format sheet of paper they show at the start of each round, so that readers can choose which book they want to “read” at each round.
If you qualify to be a book and you are willing to talk about relevant aspects of your life and share your experiences with a small audience of readers/peers in a psychological safe environment, send a short bio with a picture to the main librarian. We will then advertise your role as living book at the session!
Contact: Vincent Merk at firstname.lastname@example.org