How Book Bunk is Restoring Public Libraries Across Nairobi | Marion Anvango & Jane O'Brien Davis

Season 1 | Episode 17
40m | Aug 15, 2022

In this episode, my co-host Jane O'Brien Davis and I chat with Marion Anvango at Book Bunk. Book Bunk is "working to restore some of Nairobi's most iconic public libraries into sites of heritage, public art, collective memory, knowledge production, shared experiences, cultural leadership and information exchange." During our discussion, we explore their diverse series of programming that they offer in their public library branches. We also chat about Book Bunk's approach to restoring libraries to make them more inclusive and accessible and cultivate a sense of belonging for the local community. 

In this episode, you'll learn about:

  • how they involve the community in the restoration of public libraries,
  • their experiential, digital, architectural, and social approach to restoring public libraries,
  • their efforts to make library services more accessible for those living with disabilities,
  • why public libraries are so important for cities to have,
  • and much more!

Guest: Marion Anvango, Book Bunk

Co-Host: Jane O’Brien Davis


This episode is co-sponsored by the University of Toronto School of Cities and the Department of Geography and Planning. 

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Music by Imany Lambropoulos

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