Chain Re:Action

Chain Re: Action is a knowledge exchange day, looking at how we can combine feminist thinking and community economies with blockchain technologies.

We’ll be asking: Do new digital technologies offer the potential to create fairer grassroots exchange networks? If a cashless society is inevitable how do we create one that works for us?

Throughout the afternoon we will be presenting a range of talks, discussions, workshops and interactive artworks; bringing together local residents, artists, academics and activists to exchange ideas on how we can use new technologies to create a different type of economy, designed for and by the people who would use it. There’ll also be discussions with people who are working on cryptocurrencies and using blockchain technology for social good.

Featuring talks from Swap Market, Ubuntu Women’s Shelter, The Wellbeing Economy Alliance, Andy Garbett (Newcastle University) and Ella Tallyn (Edinburgh University). Art and filmworks will be on display by El Cambalache, Vishwanath Pasumarthi, Ailie Rutherford and Padmini Ray-Murray alongside interactive demos by academics from the University of Edinburgh.

WEDNESDAY 12 JUNE | 12noon – 6pm

Refreshments, lunch and drinks provided


11.30 – 12noon Refreshments on arrival

12.00 – 1.00pm Feminist Economics in Practice (incl. talks by Swap Market, Ubuntu and Wellbeing Economy Alliance)

1.00pm – 2.00pm Lunch and demos/artworks on display

2pm – 3.00pm Technology and Blockchain for Social Good (incl. talks by Andrew Garbett, Newcastle University, Ella Tallyn, University of Edinburgh)

3.00pm – 3.30pm Visioning exercise bringing these ideas together

4pm – 6pm Drinks, performance and interactive demos and artworks

This event is ticketed – pay what you can afford – sliding scale suggestions of £0 (for unwaged) and £5 (for academic/professional)
Tickets can be booked online at platform-online.co.uk

From Glasgow – Free transport will be provided from Swap Market, 423 Victoria Road, Govanhill, G42 8RW to Platform. To book a space, please email info@platform-online.co.uk

From Edinburgh – We have a contingency of return train tickets from Edinburgh to Easterhouse. Platform is just a 15min walk away from the station. To book a train ticket, please email Bettina.Nissen@ed.ac.uk.

We can assist with childcare – please let us know if we can help.

Funded by Creative Scotland and University of Edinburgh with support by Platform.

Platform, 1000 Westerhouse Rd, Glasgow G34 9JW