The People’s Bank of Govanhill was intiated by artist Ailie Rutherford during a residency at Govanhill Baths in 2015
What began as a series of currency experiments and exchanges has grown into a long term project, mapping the local economy and expanding ideas of community currency to re-define our ideas of value, worth and distribution.
In 2017 The People’s Bank of Govanhill became a constituted community group, run collectively by a committee with a growing membership of local residents and interested citizens
The appropriation and re-interpretation of JK Gibson-Graham’s “Economy as an Iceberg” diagram (from their book Take Back the Economy) has provided a useful metaphor in discussing Govanhill’s alternative economy.
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