Creative cities, counter-finance and the aesthetics of exchange: Copenhagen’s artmoney project

Banks, M. (2013) Creative cities, counter-finance and the aesthetics of exchange: Copenhagen’s artmoney project. Cities, 33, pp. 36-42. (doi: 10.1016/j.cities.2012.05.010)

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Abstract

Headquartered in Copenhagen, artmoney is an alternative currency based on the exchange of original art. Its makers and users aim to alleviate artistic poverty and bring people together in meaningful and affective, rather than impersonal, money transactions. While artmoney provides a means of stimulating trade outside of the conventional money economy, nurtures urban creativity, and has become a nascent global currency, this article asks: what is the meaning and value of artmoney in the creative city? What alternative does it present to the creative city discourse and what contradictions does it present?

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Banks, Professor Mark
Authors: Banks, M.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Journal Name:Cities
Publisher:Elsevier
ISSN:0264-2751
ISSN (Online):1873-6084
Published Online:30 June 2012

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