This master seminar was organized in an intensive week from January 30th till February 2th 2017 in Ghent, as a LUCA collaboration between Sarah Kesenne, Roel Kerkhofs, Hana Miletic and German art historian Jörn Schafaff. The seminar explored elements of ‘reading situations’, the curating and performing of a library collection, more specifically with regard to the re-staging of the ‘Curating the reading the Library’ project at LUCA school of arts campus Ghent during the academic year 2016-2017. In the 2000nds the curator Moritz Küng, who was working back then at the Singel in Antwerp, invited guests to talk about the books they brought along. This resulting library and archive of reading from the earlier project in Muhka, is hosted by LUCA school of arts- campus Sint-Lucas Gent in 2016-2017. Visual artist and architect Richard Venlet designed a new display for this library, and architect Jan De Vylder added an installation. Consequently, the library display served as a starting point for reflection and practice on ‘books as artistic media’, ‘appropriation of texts’, ‘reading together’, and ‘staging of reading situations in exhibitions’. These issues were addressed by means of performances, lectures, reading groups and screenings, on which students are asked to respond.