Presentation on theme: "Mobile Academy, Berlin Black Market . BLACKMARKET defines itself as interdisciplinary research on learning and un-learning, knowledge and non-knowledge."— Presentation transcript:
. BLACKMARKET defines itself as interdisciplinary research on learning and un-learning, knowledge and non-knowledge in which the formats of knowledge transfer are tried and presented. At 100 single tables, experts from various fields sit and offer a portion of their knowledge that can be explained and learned in 30 minutes.
Inspired by encounters with immigrants in Johannesburg’s inner city, notorious today for its state of urban, decay Stephen Hobbs and Marcus Neustetter asked Senegalese immigrants to draw maps of their hometown, Dakar.
The artists then traveled to Dakar and used the maps to navigate the city.
It all got started during a winters day walk in Helsinki: the artists Kalleinen and Kochta- Kalleinen discussed how to transform the energy people use to complain. In the Finnish vocabulary there is an expression "Valituskuoro” meaning "Complaints Choir” used to describe situations where a lot of people complain simultaneously. They thought: "Wouldn´t it be fantastic to take this expression literally and organize a real Complaints Choir!"
Creating Community Economics with Local Currency We printed our own money because we watched Federal dollars come to town, shake a few hands, then leave to buy rainforest lumber and fight wars. Ithaca's HOURS stay in our region to help us hire each other. While dollars make us increasingly dependent on transnational corporations and bankers, HOURS reinforce community trading and expand commerce which is more accountable to our concerns for ecology and social justice.
the Ithaca HOUR is Ithaca's $10.00 bill, because ten dollars per hour is the average of wages/salaries in Tompkins County. These HOUR notes buy plumbing, carpentry, electrical work, roofing, nursing, chiropractic, child care, car and bike repair, food, eyeglasses, firewood, gifts, and thousands of other goods and services..
Our credit union accepts them for mortgage and loan fees. People pay rent with HOURS. The best restaurants in town take them, as do movie theaters, bowling alleys, two large locally-owned grocery stores, our local hospital, many garage sales, 55 farmer's market vendors, the Chamber of Commerce, and 300 other businesses.
The Ithaca HOUR Family One HOUR = one hour basic labor, or $10.00. Half HOUR = half hour basic labor, or $5.00. Quarter HOUR = quarter hour basic labor, or $2.50. Eighth HOUR = eighth hour basic labor, or $1.25.
Hometown Money BOOK & VIDEO Hometown Money: How to Enrich Your Community with Local Currency, 100pp. By Paul Glover The founder of Ithaca HOURS explains step- by-step (215) 805-8330