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Currency Is Not Capital

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Screen printing slogans from The People’s Bank of Govanhill manifesto

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CURRENCY IS NOT CAPITAL

MONEDA NU E CAPITAL

MENOU NIE JE KAPITAL

کرنسی سرمایہ نہیں ہے

Photographs by Bob Moyler

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Timebank Tombola

The Timebank Tombola has been popping up around Govanhill

Pledges are made for community actions, favours and gifts then exchanged at random by spinning the tombola

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New pledges this week include: rhubarb crumble, Romanian lessons, a cup of tea and a chat, music lessons, home-made jam, a manicure….

Find us next month at Bike Station Govanhill to make a pledge and see what you win in exchange

The Economy As An Iceberg takes to the streets

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Continuing to use the iceberg metaphor as a means of discussing and recording Govanhill’s diverse economy we took to Alison Street yesterday afternoon

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below the water level activity includes:

volunteering in community shop, looking after my elderly neighbour, sharing meals, music sharing, looking after each others’ children, pet sharing and the support-in-kind economy of the arts

The Economy As An Iceberg at Yadgar Kebab House

Continuing the monthly discussion groups, this time we met at Yadgar Kebab House.

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Based on JK Gibson-Graham‘s metaphor of the economy as an iceberg, the group aims to take this conversation onto the streets to invite the wider community to take part in redrawing our local economy and expand our notion of currency.

For monthly updates and next month’s venue follow @govanhillbank

For What It’s Worth

“A new project celebrates the people whose daily endeavours are ascribed little economic value but remain a vital part of life in the most diverse part of Glasgow”

A review of our women’s event in Govanhill last month. Read the full article here TheLongandShort.org

The event brought together women from different backgrounds to share lunch and map their own experiences of community economy.

A short film by Hazel Sheffield

 

People Powered Money

The People’s Bank of Govanhill has been working with Castlemilk Timebank and the Glasgow pound working group to build a city-wide network of community currencies across Glasgow

In November 2016 we brought together Glasgow citizens, councillors, and local currency projects from across Scotland for ‘People Powered Money – Building a community currency network for Glasgow’ at Glasgow City Chambers

The report from our Theory of Change workshop hosted by Charlotte Millar from New Economy Organisers Network is now published

The Economy As An Iceberg in Tina’s Chip Shop

This month the discussion group met at Tina’s Chip Shop, Govanhill

Based on JK Gibson-Graham’s concept of redrawing our economy as an iceberg, the group looks at how we can expand our notion of currency.

The discussion group aims to take this conversation out into unexpected locations and invite the wider community to take part in redrawing our economy.

For monthly updates and next month’s venue follow @govanhillbank

photographs by Bob Moyler