This Notebook is the first community-based project from proto~, and forms part of its Utility collection. For its creation, proto~ reached out to its community to provide scrap pieces of paper that could be recycled and repurposed. The only requirement was that each sheet should have at least one blank side to it, for additional note-taking by its future owner.
These scraps of paper, mainly from office printers, were combined by proto~ to create a series of notebooks made for and by the surrounding community.
The project captured the community in one particular moment: thoughts and notes that once might have been discarded, now upcycled and repurposed to create this unique product that has space for its owner to write down their own notes and thoughts in turn.
A5 | scrap paper | varied edition
proto~ is the store at A4 Arts Foundation. It experiments with the ‘museum shop’ as a site of production and exchange. proto~ shares the ground floor with A4’s library, and is a place for artists to share fragments and processes.