‘Ek-uh-nom-iks’ Drop-In Sessions

Tuesday 14 June, 15.30 – 18.30
At Primary 33 Seely Road, Nottingham NG7 1NU
Wednesday 15th June, 15.30 – 18.30
At The Nest, 35 St Paul’s Terrace, Hyson Green, NG7 5ED

An open invitation to take part in creating an event and accompanying zine – ‘Ek-uh-nom-iks’ – co-produced by artist Ian Nesbitt alongside members of Nottingham-based ‘alternative economy’ networks.

There are several examples of these, such as timebank and skillshare networks, in Nottingham. The principle of timebanking  is very simple – for every hour that you spend sharing your skills you receive one time credit, which you can swap when you need something. One hour’s work equals one time credit – all skills have equal value.

Ian’s project hopes to address questions of how we might use our shared knowledge better to improve our connection to the places we live, and make the structures of our communities more resistant through shared learning.

The event and accompanying zine will be a loose platform to make visible and share some of the processes and exchanges that take place as part of the day-to-day functioning of these networks, well as looking at the history of timebanking, and other participatory economies in Nottingham and further afield.

Ian would like to hear from anyone who is already a member of a skillsharing network or who would be interested in taking part in the project.  Maybe you could demonstrate a skill that you think no-one else has, share little-known knowledge about the area you live in, have a unique experience to share, are interested in doing some drawing or writing for the zine, or maybe you are just interested at this stage.

Regular informal meetings are taking place to shape the future of the project. These are open to all so feel free to drop-in for a cup of tea and find out more:

Tuesday 14 June & Tuesday 12 July, 15.30 – 18.30
At Primary 33 Seely Road, Nottingham NG7 1NU

Wednesday 15th June & Wednesday 13th July, 15.30 – 18.30
At The Nest, 35 St Paul’s Terrace, Hyson Green, NG7 5ED

You can get in touch with Ian directly by emailing ku.oc1503276786.ttib1503276786senna1503276786i@ofn1503276786i1503276786 or calling 07791044678. You can also contact Rebecca at Primary by emailing gro.y1503276786ramir1503276786perae1503276786w@tra1503276786nieb.1503276786acceb1503276786er1503276786

These events are part of Ian Nesbitt’s Intersections commission at Primary. Read Ian’s reflections on the project as it develops on Primary’s blog.

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