Social marketplaces are new ways of exchanging what we have and what we need. Bernd Kapeller introduces Pendo, an alternative currency that allows users to exchange and share what they have to offer for what others provide. Pendos can can be earned and spent but not bought or sold.
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How to Complete Society's Complementary Function
BY BO-TING ZENG
@ VOL 25
ON JUL 11, 2015
From Taipei Vol. 25 - The Imagination of Social Housing
Bo-Ting Zeng, Architect, has worked on how to make the social housing design become more interesting. From the point of considering the family member's needs basing on different resident age, to have a good quality of life. For example, allowing the retired elders to take care of the young children so that the young people would have no worries at their work. It will complete people's complementary function in society. Shifting the public space from the lower floors to a higher one and so on would also play alternative imagination of social housing.
曾柏庭 建築師 思考如何讓社會住宅設計得更有趣，從家人不同年齡的居住需求做為考量點，如何有良好的生活品質，例如讓退休的高齡者照顧幼兒，讓青壯年人安心工作，達成人們在社會中的互補功能，也可把公共空間從低樓層移到高樓層等，發揮社會住宅的另類想像。
Faces That Make Money
BY ROYI AKAVIA
@ VOL 27
ON DEC 18, 2015
The distinctive pieces introduced here combine a collage made of real devalued international currency and layers of varnish over which Royi Akavia paints the portraits of modern subjects who have money, make money and spend money. The works are also burned with fire to create a glasslike 3-D surface reminiscent of old world craftsmanship. The end result: The rich and famous – such as Queen Elizabeth – are situated atop such personalities as Bolivar, Leonardo, Lenin and Margaret Thatcher.
Alternative materials that Ma-tt-er
BY SEETAL SOLANKI
@ VOL 14
ON MAY 24, 2017
Seetal Solanki, founder of materials reserach consultancy Ma-tt-er, gave this PechaKucha talk during Clerkenwell Design Week 2017 and showcased the weird and wacky wonders of using alternative products to create materials and alternative materials to create products - confused? - well watch and Seetal will tell you and it will all make sense!
Masks, money, puppets, and a water buffalo
BY DAWN SUEOKA
@ VOL 30
ON MAY 05, 2017
Dawn Sueoka is coordinator of the Honolulu Museum of Art School Lending Collection. The Lending Collection contains thousands of historically, culturally, and artistically significant objects that are loaned to educators for use in the classroom. Lending Collection objects range in date 100 BC to the 21st century. They include masks, costumes, tools, toys, currency, musical instruments, and more. They are used by students across the state, from Kaua’i High and Intermediate to Ka‘u High and Pahala Elementary School. The Lending Collection is a free resource for island educators.
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.
Bridging the Gender Pay Gap
BY JENNIFER LANCASTER
@ VOL 10
ON NOV 24, 2017
Jennifer Lancaster recently went through the process of finding a new job. As such, she looked at strategies and data around compensation. The exercise opened her eyes to some incredible data about the gender pay gap, and she shares it in this presentation.