Friday, May 21, 2010
The Argentine Book Tank: Bookmobile for the 21st Century?
Meet my new hero.
Raul Lemesoff, an Argentine art-car artist, has taken a 1979 Ford Falcon that used to belong to the Argentine armed forces and turned into a 'Weapon of Mass Instruction.'
Armed with 900 or so books Lemesoff travels the streets of Buenos Aires and beyond offering free books to all.
He sees his 'Weapon of Mass Instruction' as a "contribution to peace through literature."
Lemesoff has traveled throughout Argentina including remote parts where "literature cannot be found"
His goal is to build new 'Weapons of Mass Instruction' all around the world.
Just think of all those tanks he could transform if the world was at peace.
Here is a video of Lemesoff at work from AFP
Previously on Book Patrol:
The Rebirth of a Bookmobile
Who Needs a Bookmobile?
The Kenyan Literary Express