Copyright Ailie Rutherford 2015

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The People's Bank of Govanhill grew out of my residency at Govanhill Baths in 2015 created as part of the Future Archive.
What began as a series of currency experiments and exchanges has grown into a long term collaborative project, mapping the local economy and expanding ideas of community currency to re-define our ideas of value, worth and distribution.
In 2017 the People’s Bank of Govanhill became a constituted community group, run collectively by a committee with a growing membership of local residents and interested citizens.

Our new exchange space, Swap Market opened in 2018 providing a space for swapping and sharing resources without the need for money.
swapmarket.info

For more information visit the project blog at:

https://thepeoplesbankofgovanhill.wordpress.com/

Articles:
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/indyventure/stock-exchange-govanhill
www.creativescotland.com/explore/read/stories/visual-art/2017/the-peoples-bank-of-govanhill
www.commonspace.scot/articles/11592/people-s-bank-govanhill-prepares-open-community-swap-market
ft.com
farnearer.org
queenofthetrack.com/blog/2016/the-peoples-bank-of-govanhill
a-n.co.uk/news/currency-of-crowdfunding-artist-led-peoples-bank-seeks-supporters
commonspace.scot/articles

photography by Bob Moyler and Angela Catlin