Citizens regularly use a free library for book exchanges outside the alternative and independent cultural center Stadtwerksttat in the city of Linz (Austria).
Stadtwerkstatt (STWST) was founded as an artists’ collective in 1979. Since the 1980s it has shaped media history with significant projects in the context of new media. Today Stadtwerkstatt still houses three initiatives from this period of time. They have important roles in the making of artistic and citizen-generated content.
The project Stadtwerkstatt, as a greater collective of all resident initiatives, is operating as a networked society, not getting tired of questioning the current situation of network disasters by aiming for and experimenting with alternatives.