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Declare Independence!

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An afternoon of talks and discussion on the idea of independence.
With talks from Gehan Macleod, AB Silvera, Raman Mundair, Layla-Roxanne Hill and Elaine Gallagher.

This year sees the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath and renewed conversations about Scottish independence. Together we ask what independence feels like and how a collectively formed contemporary Declaration of Independence might shape up.

More info and book online here

Crypto-Knitting-Circles

The Crypto-Knitting-Circles booklet is now available as a free download

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Crypto-Knitting-Circles has been a year-long project by visual artist Ailie Rutherford and designer Bettina Nissen exploring potential applications of new and emerging technologies within feminist and community currency. Inspired by a shared interest in feminist economics and the potential for emerging tech to disrupt established power structures, the work centred around feminist community exchange space Swap Market in Govanhill

The booklet features new proposals, writing by Camara Taylor, Jess Ramm and Libby Odai and photography by Bob Moyler

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Beyond The Blokechain

Talks and dicsussions from this years MoneyLab in Amsterdam online now!

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BEYOND THE “BLOKECHAIN”: THE CRYPTOFEMINIST AGENDA

Imagine a self-sustaining currency. What would its payment system look like? What values define its sustainability? What kinds of ways of relating to people, things and the environment does it promote?

And now, imagine a cooperative, feminist and commons-oriented Distributed Cooperative Organization. What does an organization which prioritizes mutual support, cooperativism and care work among people and the environment do? What does another day in such a DisCO look like? How could our modes of expression within such communities dismantle phallocentric systems? And what about putting feminist economics to practice by starting a people’s bank that works to encode feminist values into its currency network. With speakers: Andy Morales Coto, Ruth Catlow, Denise Thwaites, Ailie Rutherford and Rachel Falconer.

More info at: networkcultures.org/moneylab/session-4/