This is a complete waste of taxpayers’ money and the State Library’s budget should be significantly cut and reallocated to a more deserving organisation if it thinks this is good value for money (Be very quiet, we’re dodging zombies):
Fighting in libraries is generally forbidden, but visitors to the State Library of Queensland this weekend will have to contend with an apocalyptic battle between a team of Bear Grylls styled survivalists and an undead horde.
Hired by staff at The Edge, the zombies and preppers will participate in a live, 36-hour-long battle for survival conceived as an educational alternate reality game.
The Edge acting executive manager Matthew Fallon explains the Zombie Climate Apocalypse was created earlier in the year as a means of challenging perceptions about learning and libraries.
This justification is crazy. Somehow I don’t think high school students need to be prepared to fight off zombie hoards when they’re heading down to the State Library to do some research for their Year 11 Modern History assignment. I hope State Library officials face some tough questions at the next budget estimates hearings.