Learning Book #001, [Collecting System]:

[Learning Book #001, Collecting System] is a part of an ongoing discussion of how knowledge is distributed and produced. Unused materials are generated in enormous quanitites every day. In this specific discussion, Learning Site is curious about how unused materials are put to use in the local situations they chose to work in. These uses call attention to the factors that Learning Site learns from in order to initiate projects. Economis, environmental conditions, labor, property rights and many other issues are investigated in tandem to produce a variety of perspectives and possible courses of action.

This book shows four projects by Learning Site and the numerous people who worked with them: a house built of caedboard the construction which was learned from the shells of sea urchins, a wearable Walking Ciy, and two houses made of plastic bottles and other material gathered through [Collecting System].

Distributed for WhiteWalls. 64 p., 84 color plates, 2 halftones. 6 x 8-1/4

Paper $10.00 ISBN: 978-0-945323-09-9 (ISBN-10: 0-945323-09-3) Fall 2006

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