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Women’s work? | Glasgow, Scotland
March 6, 2019
For International Women’s Day 2019 Swap Market brings you a day of conversation about the economy from women’s perspectives. Everyone is welcome to participate in workshops, talks and a film screening to consider how we can rethink our economy.
What happens if you value work often done by women such as caring responsibilities and domestic labour as equal to other forms of productivity. Can we create a system of value and exchange that works
Hear from women who are challenging the way our economy works, or doesn’t work for many people. We will be asking questions like how do we build on a sharing economy? what opportunities does the digital economy offer for equality? How do we redistribute what we have produced rather than keep producing more?
Places are limited and you need to book via the eventbite link or by dropping into the shop. You can book for the afternoon or the evening or both. No need to book to attend the film screening.
It is 1 Swap Market point to attend. You can sign up on the day.
Sibell Barrowclough, Rahela Cirpaci and Usma Ashraf will talk about the Swap Market’s values and ethos and how they are working with the local community to question capitalist values and facilitate exchange.
Ruth Catlow, director of Furtherfield
Ruth will talk about working as an artist in the blockchain space and the role of radical imagination in shaping the cultures and technologies that are transforming how humans cooperate
Feminist Crypto-weave workshop
What would a feminist cryptocurrency look like? Who would use it? Who controls it?
The first in a series of bi-monthly workshops led by artist Ailie Rutherford, designer Bettina Nissen and digital maker Libby Odai to share ideas about value and exchange, gather local knowledge on community currency and discuss how we might create a more equal and fairer economy that works for us all.
You do not need prior knowledge of cryptocurrency or economics to take part. Through a series of fun and playful workshops and experiments Ailie and Bettina will lead participants through the ideas in a relaxed and informal environment.
4pm – Film screening of Who’s Counting? Marilyn Waring on Sex, Lies and Economics
In this feature length documentary, Marilyn Waring demystifies the language of economics by defining it as a value system in which all goods and activities are related only to their monetary value. As a result, unpaid work (usually performed by women) is unrecognized while activities that may be environmentally and socially detrimental are deemed productive. Waring maps out an alternative vision based on the idea of time as the new currency.
6pm – 8pm
Nadine Gorency, project manager of Rages to Riches
Nadine will talk about award-winning upcycling project Rags to Riches that provides workspaces and educational programmes. With a team of upcycling professionals, they inspire and reskill our community.
Featuring Katherine Trebeck, Policy and Knowledge Lead for the Wellbeing Economy Alliance.
Katherine instigated the group of Wellbeing Economy Governments; developed Oxfam’s Humankind Index; and led Oxfam’s work on a ‘human economy’. Her most recent book The Economics of Arrival: Ideas for a Grown Up Economy (co-authored with Jeremy Williams and published by Policy Press) was published in January 2019. https://policy.bristoluniversitypress.co.uk/the-economics-of-arrival