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Turin’s No Money Marketplace

Turin’s No Money Marketplace
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The Regali Senza Moneta (or Gifts Without Money) initiative, is a barter-based marketplace located in Turin, Italy.

Dan Gould
  • 8 january 2010

The Regali Senza Moneta (or Gifts Without Money) initiative, is a barter-based marketplace located in Turin, Italy. Participants can come together to exchange objects, services and knowledge. Money is banned from the market, which aims to affirm the value of exchange and create connections.

La Stampa reports:

How does it work – Those wanting to particpate in the event have to bring something that can be exchanged, which can also include a skill or a knowledge service. Stalls are available and these can be booked by sending a mail to senzamoneta(at)manamana.it. “During recent SenzaMoneta events that we organised in the city,” continues Donisie, “we have seen some really fun things: dinner invitations in exchange for objects, or a live one-hour long music performance in exchange for a one hour plumber intervention. The whole idea is to go beyond the idea of the financial value of things, but rather exchange them with whatever our free immagination can come up with.”

Objects and services – On the covered Madama Cristina market, you can also find a range of services, such as the Bicycle Office, where you can get small bike repairs done, an initiative devoted to the recycling and reuse of PC’s, a special exchange zone for children, a Creative Commons based music exchange, as well as stalls with zero-kilometre food such as polenta and hot wine. “Our objective,” concludes the event organiser, “is to provide more space to people’s time and to demonstrate that one can do many things without adhering to a logic of ‘consumption at all costs’ and without thinking about money.”

The market will take place this Sunday from 10am to 6pm in Piazza Madama Cristina, Turin, Italy. For more information: www.manamana.it

Putting People First: “A Creative Commons inspired barter market in Turin, Italy”

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