From Letters to Books Book Cities. Poessible

From Letters to Books

Designed to be installed in urban settings and to prompt the involvement and participation of people, the project promotes knowledge of Spanish culture – in this case by disseminating language and writing in Spanish.

Three activities are planned for this exhibition project. They are designed to have a powerful visual impact and media appeal and are essentially interactive:
► Giant Voice: 70 two-metre-high helium-filled balloons are placed in a square or landmark urban setting for people to make words with in Spanish or in other languages to be translated into Spanish.
► The World, a Giant Poem: Composition of a giant 150-metre-long poem in a significant street or spot in the city. It is written collectively over the course of a day and the activity can be carried out simultaneously in different cities.
► Book Cities: Writing of all kinds of texts in urban spaces, converting the streets into pages of a huge book. Citizens take part by writing and can access the texts through a website.
The aim of this urban exhibition is to relate books, words and people, thereby fostering knowledge of the language through citizens’ participation and at the same time encouraging popular expression.
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