Fallen Trees Turned Into Public Bookcases in Berlin
Back in 2008, BAUFACHFRAU (a co-op of apprentices of forestry, carpentry, cabinetmaking, media design, printing and bookselling) sought to create the first public bookcase in Berlin, Germany.
Using fallen trees, they created a series of bookshelves using the trunk as a stand and housing for books. Dubbed the ‘Book Forest’, the public bookcase made books available to the public through a program called ‘Bookcrossing.’
The initiative was recognized as an official project of the UN-Decade 2008/2009 ‘Education for Sustainable Development’.
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