Client: Glasgow Women’s Library / Panel
Launched: International Women’s Day, 2018
Cut out relief model, hidden within the pages of a book. Celebrating a library with a book, a building facade page by page.
From Glasgow Women’s Library is a collection of products developed through research into the Glasgow Women's Library archive and collections, curated by Panel. Finch & Fouracre was one of the six designers and makers invited to take part.
The Bridgeton-Women’s Library Sketchbook is a representation of the transformation of one of Scotland’s Carnegie libraries into the UK’s only accredited museum dedicated to women’s lives, histories and achievements.
On opening the sketchbook, the facade of the original Bridgeton Library of 1903 is presented in relief; as the first cutout page is turned, the transformed library is revealed, in the form of the iconic extension, completed in 2015. As well as the physical transformation of the building, this also represents the idea that women’s history has always been present beneath the surface of commonly perceived histories - something that GWL has always worked towards unveiling.
The laser cut pages were cut by Flux Laser Studio, the book bound by Downie Allison Downie. It is available to buy from Glasgow Women’s Library.
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