Human libraryWilliam Morris
“Just like in a real library, a visitor to the Human Library can choose a Book from a range of titles. The difference is that Books are people, and reading is a conversation.”
I’ve know the organization Human Library for a period. When Betty mentioned Little Free Library in Walthamstow, I surveyed it again as a reference and found out that their idea was challenging the stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue. The diversity of world results in many differences, which exist between cultures, races, religions, sex, politics …. it is easy to resist the unknowns and simplify them to an unpleasant conception. Sometimes if we understand each other more, their images will get into the real live instead of the fear of unknowns.
The conversation, in any format, might provide a possible way to shorten the distance.