Much in the same vein as Morgan Spurlock's television program, "30 Days" (which has featured episodes in which people are matched with members of some group towards whom they hold deep-seated prejudices), the Swedish "Living Library Project" will allow people to "check out" complete strangers in order to engage them in conversation.
"The 'items' on loan will include an imam, a journalist, a Dane, a homosexual, a Muslim woman and a member of the Romany, or Gypsy, community. The 'Borrow a Bias' project will give borrowers 45 minutes to confront the prejudice of their choice in the library’s outdoor cafe. It is not clear whether the library will impose late-fees if borrowers are late returning their loans."Posted by Michael Dudley at September 6, 2005 2:08 PM