Cardiff Story museum hosts “human library” event

May 29, 2012 No Comments »
Cardiff Story museum hosts “human library” event

Author Fatima Latif tells her story to Matthew Morgan-Joames as part of the Human Library’ project at the Cardiff Story museum. Picture by Patrick Olner

International students from a South Wales university formed a “human library” at the weekend to share stories about their lives with strangers.

During the session at the Cardiff Story museum on Saturday, members of the public “borrowed” the speakers in order to find out more about them.

The event, organised by Cardiff University’s Cardiff School of European Languages, Translation and Politics, was part of the Transeuropa Festival, set up in Copenhagen to challenge stereotypes and prejudices.

In addition to Cardiff, 14 other major European cities are taking part in the festival, including London, Paris, Bologna, Berlin, Warsaw and Rome.

Coun Huw Thomas, Cardiff council’s executive member for sport, culture and leisure, said: “The Human Book event is an innovative idea that brings people together and discusses important issues in a friendly and approachable way.

“I am delighted Cardiff is joining other leading cities across Europe to take part in Transeuropa Festival.”

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