The People’s Bank of Govanhill is a local currency project in Govanhill, Glasgow. The project takes Govanhill’s existing alternative economy as a starting point, considering the diversity and richness of the local community as a form of wealth.
The project was intiated by artist Ailie Rutherford during a residency at Govanhill Baths in 2015. What began as a series of currency experiments, ad-hoc exchanges and on-the-street discussions 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 opens in September 2018 providing a space for swapping and sharing resources without the need for money. To join our committee, become a member or for more information contact us or visit our website. Contact:firstname.lastname@example.org United KingdomWebsite:http://thepeoplesbankofgovanhill.wordpress.comSocial Media: http://twitter.com/govanhillbank