The People’s Bank of Govanhill was intiated by artist Ailie Rutherford during her 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.

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 facilitating conversations about Govanhill’s thriving alternative economy.