Starting with the question what do you use books for?, this book explores different ways of reading and was developed by AaA collective and Mark Simmonds over a series of workshops at Bluecoat between July and October 2016.
Elements of the book are made up from printed matter found in the Bluecoat library.
AaA collective are a group of five people with learning disabilities, recruited from Halton Speak Out and Bluecoats own Blue Room project. They curated the exhibition Auto Agents, 26 Nov 2016 15 Jan 2017, Bluecoat, Liverpool, UK, which this book accompanies.
Auto Agents is part of the Art as Advocacy project: a three year study funded under the AHRCs Collaborative Doctoral Award supported by research partners the University of Leeds, Halton Speak Out, a self advocacy group, and Bluecoat.