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*Featured Photo courtesy of Michigan photographer ALANA VALKO*

Spanish design collective Luzinterruptus, has been doing large-scale urban art installations since forming in Madrid in 2008.

Answering the invitation of the U-M Institute for the Humanities, Luzinterruptus came to town on October 23rd, 2018 and “paved” Liberty Street from Maynard to State in downtown Ann Arbor.

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Instead of chipseal and asphalt, they paved the streets with books. Beautiful, glowing, books numbering 11,000 covered Liberty Street.

Entitled ‘Literature v.s. Traffic‘, this interactive work of art was designed to exhibit the dire need for pedestrian-friendly passages, especially in more densely populated urban areas.

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The event lasted from 5pm-11pm.

Around 8pm, visitors were invited to take the books with them as a gift.

Kudos to the hundreds of people who helped insert LED lights into the books and arrange them on Liberty.

Luzinterruptus

http://www.luzinterruptus.com/

Photo courtesy of Luzinterruptus

Photo courtesy of Luzinterruptus

Photo courtesy of Luzinterruptus

Photo courtesy of Luzinterruptus