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.

For more information visit the project blog at:


photography by Bob Moyler and Angela Catlin