Visitors to Swap Market can now change the rate of exchange by inputting their values to the system.
Come and test out our new prototype!
Playing with ways to visualise data as part of Crypto-Knitting-Circles project with Bettina Nissen, Libby Odai and Ailie Rutherford
On 12th June we held Chain Re: Action knowledge exchange day at Platform in Easterhouse, bringing together artists, community activists and academics to look at the potentials and pitfalls of new technologies in relation to feminist economics.
Photography by Najma Abukar
Filmed and edited by Bob Moyler
Featuring: Padmini Ray-Murray, El Cambalache, Vishwanath Pasumarthi, Ailie Rutherford, Usma Ashraf, Sibell Barrowclough, Rahela Cirpaci, Lisa Hough Stewart, Dania Thomas, Libby Odai & Chrissie Ardill, Jonathan Rankin & Chris Elsden, Bettina Nissen, Bob Hamilton, Ella Tallyn, Foxy and Triona Ryan
A longer 40 minute film of the event can be veiwed here
Through talks, discussions, films and interactive artworks we’ll be asking: do new digital technologies offer the potential to create fairer grass roots exchange networks?
The event will feature talks from Swap Market, The Wellbeing Economy Alliance and Ubuntu Women’s Shelter looking at how we put feminist economics into practice in the real world. We’ll have artworks and film from Vishwanath Pasumarthi, Ailie Rutherford, Padmini Ray-Murray, El Cambalache and Libby Odai & Chrissie Ardill. There’ll also be discussions on tech for social good with Common Good Awareness Project, Andy Garbett (Newcastle University) and Ella Tallyn (Edinburgh University).
Lunch and refreshments provided and free transport from Swap Market Govanhill
We can also cover childcare costs and provide BSL interpretation if needed.
Book online at www.platform-online.co.uk/whats-on/event/575/
Images from yesterdays workshop with Ailie Rutherford and Bettina Nissen, using wool as a medium to imagine a feminist cryptocurrency for Govanhill
For more information visit ailierutherford.com/work/crypto-knitting-circles
Ailie Rutherford and Bettina Nissen will be running a series of bi-monthly workshops at Swap Market to look at how we might combine feminist thinking with new technologies to build a community cryptocurrency
For more information:
Lovely article last week from Lesley Riddoch all about our Swap market and the ideas behind it
And listen again to Swap Market feature on BBC Radio 4