Project Micro-Float (M-Flo) asks participants to personalize IOU notes, called mIOUs (my IOU). mIOU pledges are public promises, rather than amounts to be collected and are symbolic of the potential in examining self-worth and generating a circle of giving. They are meant to inspire others to endorse arts and culture or another personal cause in their lifetime.
Project Micro-Float (M-Flo) is a multi-platform series about creating a network of supporters from the cultural community using practices from microfinance, pledge giving, crowdfunding, IOUs and other alternative strategies. It’s part social lending tool, part artistic social experiment on lending and giving.
Global Free Store was a non-commercial pop-up shop in Manhattan’s Financial District that operated on a free exchange system. Located in a storefront on Nassau Street, visitors could give or get something useful, including books, bags and housewares.Read More
World Bills, a global currency was created in conjunction with the first Global Free Store in 2009. Contributors to Free Store received World Bills for services donated to the store. These bills could be used to trade with other participants for goods or services. A special edition of the bills was created in 2009.Read More
For Counter Culture Cash, we set up a photo booth on Jamaica Avenue in Queens, New York and offered passersby Jamaican Bucks, a local currency we created, in exchange for their photograph.Read More