artist / participant

press release

Hans Winkler's project is to set up a Reading Room in Vancouver consisting of books that have been recommended by the Vancouver drug addicts' community. The Nova Library would be a project directed at the general Vancouver community and will be hosted on the Main Floor of the Vancouver Public Library at Library Square.This project by Hans Winkler looks at the drug addict communities in Vancouver and attempts to read behind the statistics to explore this population in more humanist ways. The project attempts to engage the public in a project that doesn,Aeot look like contemporary art but provides people with new insights into this often misrepresented section of the social network.

The Nova Library is a collaboration with The Vancouver Public Library The Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users (VANDU), The Portland Hotel Society and the Life Skills Centre. Funding for this project has been obtained from the Vancouver Foundation.


Hans Winkler
The Nova Library