What if the value of your artwork, goods or services was based
entirely on what someone was willing to trade for it? How would that
change the materials you chose or the way you do business? How would
that change your relationship with your community? What might the
ripple effects of a barter-based system be in the art world?
Today we are joined by artists
Kathryn Kenworth and Sasha Petrenko who have created Non*Mart,
a temporary design studio and shop in San Francisco to explore
alternatives to consumerism and develop more relational, less
commercial means of economic exchange. As always, we
welcome call-in questions at
As mentioned on the show:
• Non*Mart's Holiday Stop & Swap is
this Saturday 12/19/09 from 2-7pm.
• The San Francisco Dump has an amazing Artist-in-Residency
program. The last orientation of the year for artists
interested in applying in this Saturday morning. Note:
You must RSVP!
• Leave a message on God's Answering
Machine: 800-871-9012 x 3176632#. Say what you will
and pass it on.
:: Photo above of Non*Mart's location