Portable Utopia

Portable Utopia
Mobile Library and Expandable Social Space

Portable Utopia is a mobile resource library and expandable social space initiated by Kevin Clancy in partnership with Keleketla!Library in Johannesburg, South Africa. The mobile unit circulated throughout the city and surrounding townships in January and February of 2011, providing a transient platform for learning, sharing, making and discussion.

The mobile unit contains a library of books, flat files for prints and works on paper, a collapsible stage for lectures and performances, and an inflatable geodesic dome gathering space. Portable Utopia is an open platform that will adapt to the energy and desires of the community.


Images by Kevin Clancy, Rangoato Hlasane, and Itumeleng Mthethwa

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