TPT library offers summer inspiration on the 2021 theme

12 July 2021

The Conversation


As our societies prepare to open up after a year in lockdown, The Performance Theatre 2021 will explore our shared spaces. Inspired by that theme, we asked our community to recommend books that made them think differently about the spaces we share – from the physical, institutional to the digital and spiritual. A few titles from those recommendations are shared below.


We will continue to share recommendations from the library, choosing a handful at a time that relate to a common theme. We also welcome new recommendations from our community. Write to us on and we’ll add your recommendation to our virtual library.

Since The Performance Theatre (TPT) 2018 in Berlin, we have been honouring the power of books to transform; collaborating with the team at Little Free Library on a pop-up TPT book exchange. Captured on bookplates tucked into recommended volumes, these recommendations have sparked conversations both in the moment and months afterwards.

Little Free Library is a non-profit organisation that inspires a love of reading, builds community connections, and sparks creativity by fostering neighbourhood book exchanges around the world. Over the years it has created a hyper-local economy around a very personal kind of value: ideas, comfort and inspiration.