We decided to lay as much as we could out on the table to see what there was, the image below shows a small part of the collection so far. It really sharpened our minds to the scale of the future task and sparked a great conversation about the whole and its constituent parts; we talked ordering and sorting, display and interaction, particularly once it becomes it's final form; a travelling library.
The different physical shapes and sizes present a great challenge to how the whole will come together best. We talked around classification and the Dewey system in particular - how can these physical forms, be intertwined with stories and poetry in a way that doesn't become too complex to disconnect those who wish to engage.
Our discussion will continue today and I'm really looking forward to how we get on.