PechaKucha Presentation

Sharing spaces, skills and things can help make life, work and leisure more affordable and effective. Go Get Gorbals is a new website to find things that you need and advertise things that you have. It will be released in June 2017. 

Need something for your project, home, event or work? 

Have a skill or thing which you can offer your local community?

Need or Have a space you can share?

Sarah Diver Lang of Icecream architecture is working with New Gorbals Housing Association and the Gorbals community to develop online and face-to-face support which helps local organisations, individuals and groups give, share or request skills, spaces and resources among one another for free or in return for something else.

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Systems for Sharing

BY SEAN ROY PARKER
@ VOL 3 ON JUN 09, 2016

Sean Roy Parker touches on a very contemporary issue of an alternative economy. With businesses like eBay, Airbnb and Gumtree already onboard with the 'sharing economy' how can individuals collaboratively work together on a smaller platform to create a sustainable future?

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A Living Economies Mind Feast: Moving Out of Insane Economics

BY GEN DE SPA
@ VOL 30 ON MAR 15, 2017

Gen de Spa talks about living economies as an educational network promoting systems of exchange that foster community wellbeing. She shares the importance of strengthening and helping sustain regional economies by promoting interest-free means of exchange - currencies based on and respecting the living systems of our planet - to complement money in local communities. 

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Home Exchanges: Birth of the Sharing Economy

BY RICH PATTERSON
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 03, 2017

What if you could travel for free or significantly reduced cost and deepen your connections with your destination, yourself, and your family?  With his presentation, Rich Patterson explains how home exchanging allows this.

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Jangling Space

BY BRIAN MORGAN
@ VOL 31 ON APR 20, 2017

Jangling Space – a space where community meet, talk, imagine, share and DO. The DOING is important – we make tangible products that have meaning. We do it ‘out in the open’ so that people’s curiosity is aroused. These products – made from glass and ceramics – link back to an older Glasgow. We can still see remnants of that time with us today, in stained glass and wally tiles. We seek to find that beauty again. Our products, each and every one, contain a physical aspect of Glasgow. Each product has a story – and so do its makers. We attempt to help people feel like they belong – Jangling Space is a cooperative – and therefore it follows values and principles that cherish learning, cooperation, participation, democracy. 

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The Bike Station: The Re-Cycle of Life

BY VICTORIA LEIPER
@ VOL 31 ON APR 20, 2017

Glasgow Bike Station is the city’s largest bike recycling charity. Their vision is for healthy, green and happy communities where everyone has access to a bicycle. They do this by recycling unwanted bikes, parts and accessories; offering cycle training, bike maintenance training, Fix Your Own Bike sessions twice weekly and a menu of business to business services. In addition, the Bike Station manages and re-distributes the city-wide bike hire scheme Nextbike. To encourage more people onto bikes, the Bike Station also offers a comprehensive programme of outreach projects such as the Bike Station Academy; a training programme for young people who are not in education, employment or training. The ultimate aim of all the Bike Station’s work is to change lives through cycling. 

Victoria Leiper is the Head of Projects and is responsible for managing the Bike Station’s outreach programme. 

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WEvolution: Anyone Can Create

BY ELEANOR CAMPBELL
@ VOL 31 ON APR 20, 2017

WEvolution is an organisation committed to working with people in Scotland’s overlooked communities. By supporting people to come together, save small amounts of money, share skills and start income generating activities, people are able to take bold steps in a new direction. Eleanor Campbell of WEvolution works across Glasgow, Inverclyde and Dundee and the organisation was recently named a New Radical by Nesta for its innovative and disruptive work in the third sector. 

 

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The Stove Network

BY KATIE ANDERSON
@ VOL 31 ON APR 20, 2017

The Stove Network is an artist-led project, interested in creating a new identity for Dumfries town centre in the changing face of market towns across Scotland and beyond. The Stove promotes creativity as a means for empowering our community to become active citizens in creating the Dumfries of the future.

Katie Anderson is a visual artist, based in South West Scotland, and has been part of the Stove Network’s curatorial team for four years.

Katie has worked as Lead Artist on various Stove projects alongside her own personal studio practice, and is interested in artworks and approaches that are participatory, collaborative and rooted in place.

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The People's Bank of Govanhill

BY AILIE RUTHERFORD
@ VOL 31 ON APR 20, 2017

Ailie Rutherford’s collaborative practice is grounded in the places she works. Inviting people to become co-producers of works that activate local public space, she interrogates the way we form communities and connect to each other, working with people to exchange knowledge and collectively imagine alternatives to the way we live now. Her current work The People’s Bank of Govanhill evolved from a residency at Govanhill Baths, Glasgow to become a long term collaborative research project on community currency. In an area frequently described as deprived, the project takes Govanhill’s existing alternative economy as its starting point, considering the diversity and richness of the local community as a form of wealth.

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Re-life: Transition Stirling

BY EMMA ERWIN
@ VOL 31 ON APR 20, 2017

Transition Stirling is an environmental charity in Stirling which has been around 2009 working to help people in the community share skills that will help increase our resilience to climate change and peak oil. Emma Erwin has been on the Board of Transition Stirling since 2014 and began working as Project Manager last year on the Tool Library project.