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Sadler's Yard

Hanover Street

NOMA

Manchester

M60 0AB

United Kingdom

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The success of our current economic model relies on infinite growth and consumption in a finite world. This system is confusing, worrying and, above all, boring.

For one day only we invite you to go ‘off the books’ in an exploration of a more simple and enjoyable economic model – the barter system. Everybody is welcome to come along and take part in a day of cashless trading for our first annual Stock Exchange.

Through this event we are acknowledging our deep-seated consumer conditioning that gives us a buzz to acquire new things, despite the very real fact that we all have more than enough stuff already. By moving trade-able objects around through a frenetic days trading at our Stock Exchange we hope to sate our need for consumption without putting any additional strain on our wallets or the planet.

BRING A THING

Come with handheld, trade-able objects. This could be pieces of art, tools, fresh produce, raw materials, clothing, books or vouchers for services to be rendered.

SWAP YOUR THING

Swap your items for something you would like. The value of your item is dictated by the deal you do, an old saw for a pizza? Sure! A map of the far eastern fells for a candlestick? Don’t mind if I do.

BE NICE

We haven’t done this before; this is an experiment.
We would like you to approach all encounters with open-minded sense of possibility. We don’t encourage you to aggressively trade your way from a paperclip to a superyacht (please don’t bring paperclips or superyachts).

FORMAT OF THE DAY

Trading commences in Sadler’s Yard at 12pm and will continue until all goods are swapped! We will have DJ sets, outdoor seating areas, beer tasting and talks throughout the afternoon about the sharing economy.

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Sadler's Yard

Hanover Street

NOMA

Manchester

M60 0AB

United Kingdom

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