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Amsterdam Citizens Connect and Share Reading Material with These Red Clips

By: Alyson Wyers - Published: • References: ruilbankamsterdam.nl & designboom
Amsterdam-based company Ruilbank created a clip that allows book sharing in public parks. The red clip attaches itself to benches. This way, people can leave reading material for the next sitter or park visiter. The design allows for social interaction through the exchange of reading material. Not only can people connect, they can also improve their literary skills and broaden their minds. Furthermore, this initiative hopes to encourage cultural trade in communal spaces, and to divert the community away from their computers.

Reading material will be provided by the company on a daily basis until September 28, 2013. However, visitors are highly encouraged to leave their own books, magazines and article print-outs behind. Nine benches across the city of Amsterdam will be fitted with the book sharing clips.



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