Joel Stoehr – Director BFA Product Design – Presents collaboration with artist Sue Jeong Ka as a part of Banned Books Week

Dear Readers Beyond Bars

Date and Time
Monday, September 27, 2021, 10 AM – 5 PM
End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.

Seward Park Library
Fully accessible to wheelchairs

Event Details
Title: Book Cart      |               Year: 2015
Artists: Joel Stoehr, Maria Rico, Mikhail Volf, Lisanne Rissik, Jasmine Wright, Mike Thai, Takako Taniguchi, Filip Forsberg , Ben Schuetz, Christian Neuner, Charles Andrews, Colin Fuda, Kenny Garnett, Zin Mon Thet in collaboration with the New York Public Library Correctional Services Division


If we could deliver American prison’s banned books to currently incarcerated people, what kind of vehicle would we want to use? Have you ever seen the jail library cart that serves as a mobile library at the Rose M. Singer Center on Rikers and the Manhattan Detention Center in NYC’s Chinatown? This in-person event showcases the collaboration between artists, Sue Jeong Ka, who has collected the banned books, and Joel Stoehr, who created the cart with his student designers at The New School/Parsons School of Design. Through their work, you can explore two types of books: those American prisons have banned and those on incarcerated people’s wishlists .

This exhibit will run for the duration of banned books week, until the 2nd of October.