L.I.E (Library of Independent Exchange) was founded in Plymouth in September 2011, conceived as a temporary arts reference library and events space.
The core aims of the L.I.E are to develop discussions and exchange, exploring the processes of publishing, collaboration, and dissemination.
L.I.E has an ever-increasing permanent collection of works by contemporary independent arts publishers and artists. Rather than presenting itself as a conventional Library, L.I.E aims to explore how a resource functions and how it can be utilised; making its collection accessible to the public through the project’s curated programme of events and exhibitions.
Mark James and Christopher Green are the project’s founders and directors.