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MAY
23

Artists on Site Residency: Animating Your Neighborhood, The Art of Creating Digital Stories

Thu, May 23   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Red Hook Library

Adults artist talks bpl presents folk art and artists series

Learn how to create your own place-based digital story in this residency at the Red Hook Library! Come and share your Red Hook stories and learn how to map, photograph, and create animations and videos in this interactive digital media workshop....

Artists on Site Residency: Animating Your Neighborhood, The Art of Creating Digital Stories

MAY
25

Shekere Make and Play led by Cheryl Thomas

Sat, May 25   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Macon Library

Adults bpl presents

Saturdays at 11 am, starting on April 27th through June 21st 

Create and learn to play a gourd shekere in this intergenerational 8-week workshop series with master shekere artist, Cheryl Thomas. Children and adults alike will...

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Shekere Make and Play led by Cheryl Thomas

MAY
28

Photo Requests from Solitary: Brooklyn, Let's Fill Requests!

Tue, May 28   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Central Library, Info Commons Lab

Adults bpl presents exhibitions Freedom Index photography

Come create artwork for people held within prison walls; help them see what they can now only imagine in their mind’s eye. BPL’s current exhibition Photo Requests from Solitary is a collaborative project that invites everyone to create images,...

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Photo Requests from Solitary: Brooklyn, Let's Fill Requests!

MAY
30

Artists on Site Residency: Neil Goldberg Office Hours

Thu, May 30   11:00 am to 3:00 pm   Brighton Beach Library

Adults bpl presents

Artist-in-Residence Neil Goldberg will hold “office hours” for library patrons. Maybe you’d like to chat about your art with him? Or flip through his collection of more than 1,000 index cards containing passing reflections he’s jotted down over...

Artists on Site Residency: Neil Goldberg Office Hours

Artists on Site Residency: Animating Your Neighborhood, The Art of Creating Digital Stories

Thu, May 30   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Red Hook Library

Adults artist talks bpl presents folk art and artists series

Learn how to create your own place-based digital story in this residency at the Red Hook Library! Come and share your Red Hook stories and learn how to map, photograph, and create animations and videos in this interactive digital media workshop....

Artists on Site Residency: Animating Your Neighborhood, The Art of Creating Digital Stories

Green Series: A Green New Deal for New York City with Ashley Dawson

Thu, May 30   6:30 pm to 7:45 pm   Leonard, Auditorium

Adults author talks bpl presents environment green series

Co-presented with Verso Books, May's Green Series features Ashley Dawson, who discusses the Green New Deal in New York City.

The New York City Council recently passed the Climate Mobilization Act. A kind of Green New Deal for NYC,...

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Green Series: A Green New Deal for New York City with Ashley Dawson

MAY
31

Walt Whitman at 200: A Reading of Crossing Brooklyn Ferry and Concert

Fri, May 31   3:30 pm to 4:30 pm   Albee Square, Downtown Brooklyn

Adults bpl presents whitman 200

In honor of Whitman’s 200th birthday, we celebrate the Bard of Brooklyn with music and poetry. The Phil Woodmore singers perform music from the era and, at 4 pm, poets Dorianne Laux (Only As The Day Is Long; The Book of Men), Joseph Millar (...

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Walt Whitman at 200: A Reading of Crossing Brooklyn Ferry and Concert

Read Across Brooklyn: Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

Fri, May 31   4:00 pm to 4:30 pm   Leonard, Upstairs Children's

Adults all ages book discussion bpl presents whitman 200

2019 marks the 200th birthday of Walt Whitman, America’s literary radical and great poet of democracy.

For this occasion, Brooklyn Public Library is partnering with the Walt Whitman Initiative to host public readings of the poet’s...

Read Across Brooklyn: Crossing Brooklyn Ferry

Whitman 200: Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar

Fri, May 31   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   St. Ann's Church

Adults bpl presents national poetry month whitman 200

On Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday, come listen to acclaimed poets Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar read original work which "cradles light and darkness close together" and captures "the real news of how America lives with exactitude and delicacy...

Whitman 200: Dorianne Laux and Joseph Millar

JUN
1

Shekere Make and Play led by Cheryl Thomas

Sat, Jun 1   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Macon Library

Adults bpl presents

Saturdays at 11 am, starting on April 27th through June 21st 

Create and learn to play a gourd shekere in this intergenerational 8-week workshop series with master shekere artist, Cheryl Thomas. Children and adults alike will...

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Shekere Make and Play led by Cheryl Thomas

Pop-up Exhibition: The NEA (Network of Extraordinary Artists)

Sat, Jun 1   12:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Saratoga Library

Adults artist talks bpl presents folk art and artists series

Join BPL artist-in-residence Nathan Sinai Rayman and his project GALLERY, a moveable gallery space, as he presents the Network of Extraordinary Artists in a series of rotating exhibitions throughout the day. These pop-up art shows present...

Pop-up Exhibition: The NEA (Network of Extraordinary Artists)

Artists on Site Residency: Jouvayfest Residency

Sat, Jun 1   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Flatbush Library

Adults artist talks bpl presents folk art and artists series

Celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month with us every Saturday for the month of June at Flatbush Library! In weekly workshops led by Jouvayfest, learn about the traditional rhythms, music, and crafts of J’Ouvert including the costuming of a...

Artists on Site Residency: Jouvayfest Residency

Artists on Site Residency Series: Animating Your Neighborhood, The Art of Creating Digital Stories

Sat, Jun 1   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Red Hook Library

Adults artist talks bpl presents folk art and artists series

Learn how to create your own place-based digital story in this residency at the Red Hook Library! Come and share your Red Hook stories and learn how to map, photograph, and create animations and videos in this interactive digital media workshop....

Artists on Site Residency Series: Animating Your Neighborhood, The Art of Creating Digital Stories

JUN
2

Silent Movie Matinee: FRITZ LANG: THE NEW TOWER OF BABEL

Sun, Jun 2   12:00 pm to 2:30 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents film silent movie matinee

METROPOLIS (1927) 148 minutes
Germany

Fritz Lang and writer Thea von Harbou created this visually-iconic sci-fi epic, hoping to make a film that equaled the quality of American-studio productions, and also found distribution in...

Silent Movie Matinee: FRITZ LANG: THE NEW TOWER OF BABEL

Message from the Library with Sonia Sanchez

Sun, Jun 2   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library

Adults author talks bpl premier bpl presents

**Note to all patrons who registered for April 28 or June 2nd: Please be advised that due to unforeseen circumstances, Ms. Sanchez's Message from the Library talk has been canceled. 

Sonia Sanchez, renowned writer poet, professor...

Cancelled
Message from the Library with Sonia Sanchez

JUN
4

The Review Panel

Tue, Jun 4   7:00 pm to 9:00 pm   Central Library, Dweck Center

Adults bpl presents the review panel

Leading art critics join moderator David Cohen in lively debate about current exhibitions around the five boroughs. This month, we present a Whitney Biennial Special wtih guests Karen E. Jones, Sophie Kovel, and Christian Viveros-Fauné.

...

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The Review Panel

JUN
5

Artist on Site Residency Series: Animating Your Neighborhood, The Art of Creating Digital Stories

Wed, Jun 5   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Red Hook Library

Adults artist talks bpl presents folk art and artists series

Learn how to create your own place-based digital story in this residency at the Red Hook Library! Come and share your Red Hook stories and learn how to map, photograph, and create animations and videos in this interactive digital media workshop....

Artist on Site Residency Series: Animating Your Neighborhood, The Art of Creating Digital Stories

JUN
6

Artists on Site Residency: Animating Your Neighborhood, The Art of Creating Digital Stories

Thu, Jun 6   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Red Hook Library

Adults artist talks bpl presents folk art and artists series

Learn how to create your own place-based digital story in this residency at the Red Hook Library! Come and share your Red Hook stories and learn how to map, photograph, and create animations and videos in this interactive digital media workshop....

Artists on Site Residency: Animating Your Neighborhood, The Art of Creating Digital Stories

JUN
8

Shekere Make and Play led by Cheryl Thomas

Sat, Jun 8   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Macon Library

Adults bpl presents

Saturdays at 11 am, starting on April 27th through June 21st 

Create and learn to play a gourd shekere in this intergenerational 8-week workshop series with master shekere artist, Cheryl Thomas. Children and adults alike will...

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Shekere Make and Play led by Cheryl Thomas

Artists on Site Residency: Jouvayfest Residency

Sat, Jun 8   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Flatbush Library

Adults artist talks bpl presents folk art and artists series

Celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month with us every Saturday for the month of June at Flatbush Library! In weekly workshops led by Jouvayfest, learn about the traditional rhythms, music, and crafts of J’Ouvert including the costuming of a...

Artists on Site Residency: Jouvayfest Residency

Artists on Site Residency Series: Animating Your Neighborhood, The Art of Creating Digital Stories

Sat, Jun 8   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Red Hook Library

Adults artist talks bpl presents folk art and artists series

Learn how to create your own place-based digital story in this residency at the Red Hook Library! Come and share your Red Hook stories and learn how to map, photograph, and create animations and videos in this interactive digital media workshop....

Artists on Site Residency Series: Animating Your Neighborhood, The Art of Creating Digital Stories

JUN
11

University Open Air

Tue, Jun 11   11:00 am to 7:00 am   Rose Garden, Prospect Park

Adults adult learning bpl presents

See the full list of courses here. 

Brooklyn Public Library and Prospect Park Alliance launches the first semester of University Open Air in June 2019. University Open Air is calling for professors, researchers, or academics who were...

University Open Air

Heritage Interpretation: Proposals for the National Park Historic: Henry’s Citadel, Sans-Souci Palace, Complex of Ramiers, in Haiti

Tue, Jun 11   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Rose Garden, Prospect Park

Adults bpl presents humanities and art University Open Air

The question of conservation and enhancement of the Heritage has always been debated by intellectuals and professionals. In the Nineteenth century, these debates gave rise to both the concept of ‘'monument'’ but also to the Art History as a...

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Heritage Interpretation: Proposals for the National Park Historic: Henry’s Citadel, Sans-Souci Palace, Complex of Ramiers, in Haiti

Origin of Islam

Tue, Jun 11   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Rose Garden, Prospect Park

Adults bpl presents humanities and art University Open Air

This course will look at the foundations of Islam and how the prophet Muhammad brought the message of God to the world, and how his followers divided after his death. It will also overlook the foundations of Islamophobia, the core message of...

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Origin of Islam

Immigration Policy: The Central America Caravans

Tue, Jun 11   1:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Rose Garden, Prospect Park

Adults bpl presents social sciences University Open Air

This course explains why the migrant “caravans” from Central America (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras) traveling towards the U.S. border have generated intense interest and will address questions related to the phenomenon by...

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Immigration Policy: The Central America Caravans

JUN
12

Artist on Site Residency Series: Animating Your Neighborhood, The Art of Creating Digital Stories

Wed, Jun 12   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Red Hook Library

Adults artist talks bpl presents folk art and artists series

Learn how to create your own place-based digital story in this residency at the Red Hook Library! Come and share your Red Hook stories and learn how to map, photograph, and create animations and videos in this interactive digital media workshop....

Artist on Site Residency Series: Animating Your Neighborhood, The Art of Creating Digital Stories

JUN
13

Social Movements and Democracy

Thu, Jun 13   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Rose Garden, Prospect Park

Adults bpl presents social sciences University Open Air

Social movements are collective efforts aiming at changing institutions, shifting public opinion, and/or transforming personal and group behavior. This course discusses the meaning of social movements and the several ways in which social...

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Social Movements and Democracy

The Interpretation of Dreams: Freud and the Origins of Psychoanalysis

Thu, Jun 13   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Rose Garden, Prospect Park

Adults bpl presents humanities and art University Open Air

Why do we dream? Why are dreams often bizarre? Do dreams have symbolic meaning? What are the principles of psychoanalytic dream interpretation? Is dream interpretation the “royal road to the unconscious”? The aim of this course is to examine...

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The Interpretation of Dreams: Freud and the Origins of Psychoanalysis

The Twilight Zone: LGBTIQ Politics in Russia and Its Impact on the Global Queer Agenda

Thu, Jun 13   1:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Rose Garden, Prospect Park

Adults bpl presents humanities and art University Open Air

During his first term, Russian President Putin was trying hard to demonstrate his “devotion” to the Russian Constitution and on several occasions did promise to the international community to protect LGBTIQ rights. In June 2013, however, the...

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The Twilight Zone: LGBTIQ Politics in Russia and Its Impact on the Global Queer Agenda

Artists on Site Residency: Animating Your Neighborhood, The Art of Creating Digital Stories

Thu, Jun 13   6:00 pm to 7:00 pm   Red Hook Library

Adults artist talks bpl presents folk art and artists series

Learn how to create your own place-based digital story in this residency at the Red Hook Library! Come and share your Red Hook stories and learn how to map, photograph, and create animations and videos in this interactive digital media workshop....

Artists on Site Residency: Animating Your Neighborhood, The Art of Creating Digital Stories

JUN
15

What is Tibetan Yoga?

Sat, Jun 15   10:30 am to 11:30 am   Rose Garden, Prospect Park

Adults bpl presents humanities and art University Open Air

What is the view of physical body, energy body and mental body in the Buddhist world? Is the Tibetan yoga different from the present yogas practices that are mushrooming all over the world? What are the benefits? In this session, Dr. Chok will...

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What is Tibetan Yoga?

Shekere Make and Play led by Cheryl Thomas

Sat, Jun 15   11:00 am to 12:00 pm   Macon Library

Older Adults bpl presents

Saturdays at 11 am, starting on April 27th through June 21st 

Create and learn to play a gourd shekere in this intergenerational 8-week workshop series with master shekere artist, Cheryl Thomas. Children and adults alike will...

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Shekere Make and Play led by Cheryl Thomas

Contemporary Taiwanese Poetry

Sat, Jun 15   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Rose Garden, Prospect Park

Adults bpl presents humanities and art University Open Air

In this class, students will read original and translated poems by contemporary Taiwanese authors. Pairing individual poems with American poets, students will use thematic concepts as a guide to generate new work; elements include intimacy,...

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Contemporary Taiwanese Poetry

Thinking like a Data Scientist

Sat, Jun 15   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Rose Garden, Prospect Park

Adults bpl presents science and math University Open Air

This course is designed to understand the diverse parts of Algebra used in daily life and to distinguish between cases where Algebra is applicable and where it is not.

Eugene is a Computer Science educator & Researcher with over 6...

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Thinking like a Data Scientist

Lady Fatimah

Sat, Jun 15   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Rose Garden, Prospect Park

Adults bpl presents humanities and art University Open Air

This course will cover the first lady in Islam, a symbol of women's rights as she was the first to fight for her inheritance. Fourteen hundred years ago, it was unheard of for a woman to go to court to fight for her right to property. She had no...

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Lady Fatimah

Artists on Site Residency: Jouvayfest Residency

Sat, Jun 15   1:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Flatbush Library

Adults artist talks bpl presents folk art and artists series

Celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month with us every Saturday for the month of June at Flatbush Library! In weekly workshops led by Jouvayfest, learn about the traditional rhythms, music, and crafts of J’Ouvert including the costuming of a...

Artists on Site Residency: Jouvayfest Residency

Qualitative Research in the Urban Field

Sat, Jun 15   1:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Rose Garden, Prospect Park

Adults bpl presents social sciences University Open Air

The class will provide the participants with a brief approach to the different techniques that  urban anthropology can offer to qualitative research in an urban environment, like participant observation, deep-interviews, focus groups, speech...

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Qualitative Research in the Urban Field

Sustainable Housing Provision: Challenges and Opportunities in a Metro City

Sat, Jun 15   1:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Rose Garden, Prospect Park

Adults bpl presents humanities and art University Open Air

The course evaluates the various types of housing provision and the various approaches used in the delivery of housing units. The course further identifies technologies and processes to improve the provision of housing in contemporary industry...

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Sustainable Housing Provision: Challenges and Opportunities in a Metro City

Artists on Site Residency Series: Animating Your Neighborhood, The Art of Creating Digital Stories

Sat, Jun 15   2:00 pm to 3:00 pm   Red Hook Library

Adults artist talks bpl presents folk art and artists series

Learn how to create your own place-based digital story in this residency at the Red Hook Library! Come and share your Red Hook stories and learn how to map, photograph, and create animations and videos in this interactive digital media workshop....

Artists on Site Residency Series: Animating Your Neighborhood, The Art of Creating Digital Stories

Artists on Site Residency: Ukrainian Village of Sheepshead Bay

Sat, Jun 15   3:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Adults artist talks bpl presents folk art and artists series

Immerse yourself in Ukrainian culture in workshops led by folk artists in all media.

Pysanka Egg  Decorating                      ...

Artists on Site Residency: Ukrainian Village of Sheepshead Bay

JUN
18

The Meaning of Self-Blogging

Tue, Jun 18   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Rose Garden, Prospect Park

Adults bpl presents humanities and art University Open Air

This course will discuss why self-blogging is used by Iranian women bloggers while they have access to other social media platforms. This course intends to discuss the meaning Iranian women bloggers give to their blogging. Their different purpose...

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The Meaning of Self-Blogging

Heritage Interpretation: Proposals for the National Park Historic: Henry’s Citadel, Sans-Souci Palace, Complex of Ramiers, in Haiti

Tue, Jun 18   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Rose Garden, Prospect Park

Adults bpl presents humanities and art University Open Air

The question of conservation and enhancement of the Heritage has always been debated by intellectuals and professionals. In the Nineteenth century, these debates gave rise to both the concept of ‘'monument'’ but also to the Art History as a...

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Heritage Interpretation: Proposals for the National Park Historic: Henry’s Citadel, Sans-Souci Palace, Complex of Ramiers, in Haiti

Political Ideologies in Latin America

Tue, Jun 18   1:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Rose Garden, Prospect Park

Adults bpl presents social sciences University Open Air

This course explains why the migrant “caravans” from Central America (El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras) traveling towards the U.S. border have generated intense interest and will address questions related to the phenomenon by...

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Political Ideologies in Latin America

Origin of Islam

Tue, Jun 18   1:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Rose Garden, Prospect Park

Adults bpl presents humanities and art University Open Air

This course will look at the foundations of Islam and how the prophet Muhammad brought the message of God to the world, and how his followers divided after his death. It will also overlook the foundations of Islamophobia, the core message of...

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Origin of Islam

Artists on Site Residency: Neil Goldberg Artist Talk

Tue, Jun 18   6:30 pm to 8:00 pm   Brighton Beach Library

Adults bpl presents

In this entertaining multimedia talk, Artist-in-Residence Neil Goldberg will present selections from his photography and video work. Goldberg often focuses on everyday life in New York — in one project he photographs commuters at the moment they...

Artists on Site Residency: Neil Goldberg Artist Talk

JUN
19

Artist on Site Residency Series: Animating Your Neighborhood, The Art of Creating Digital Stories

Wed, Jun 19   4:00 pm to 5:00 pm   Red Hook Library

Adults artist talks bpl presents folk art and artists series

Learn how to create your own place-based digital story in this residency at the Red Hook Library! Come and share your Red Hook stories and learn how to map, photograph, and create animations and videos in this interactive digital media workshop....

Artist on Site Residency Series: Animating Your Neighborhood, The Art of Creating Digital Stories

Artists on Site Residency: Ukrainian Village of Sheepshead Bay

Wed, Jun 19   5:00 pm to 8:00 pm   Sheepshead Bay Library

Adults artist talks bpl presents folk art and artists series

Immerse yourself in Ukrainian culture in workshops led by folk artists in all media.

 

Dance Workshop with Syzokyli Ukrainian Dance Ensemble             ...

Artists on Site Residency: Ukrainian Village of Sheepshead Bay

JUN
20

The Interpretation of Dreams: Freud and the Origins of Psychoanalysis

Thu, Jun 20   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Rose Garden, Prospect Park

Adults bpl presents humanities and art University Open Air

Why do we dream? Why are dreams often bizarre? Do dreams have symbolic meaning? What are the principles of psychoanalytic dream interpretation? Is dream interpretation the “royal road to the unconscious”? The aim of this course is to examine...

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The Interpretation of Dreams: Freud and the Origins of Psychoanalysis

Social Movements and Democracy

Thu, Jun 20   12:00 pm to 1:00 pm   Rose Garden, Prospect Park

Adults bpl presents social sciences University Open Air

Social movements are collective efforts aiming at changing institutions, shifting public opinion, and/or transforming personal and group behavior. This course discusses the meaning of social movements and the several ways in which social...

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Social Movements and Democracy

Community Development and Participatory Design

Thu, Jun 20   1:30 pm to 2:30 pm   Rose Garden, Prospect Park

Adults bpl presents social sciences University Open Air

The United Nations defines community development as "a process where community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems." In this course, citizens and professionals will collaborate to discuss,...

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Community Development and Participatory Design

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