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  • Creative Temporal Costings: A Proto-Publics Research Project with Leeds Creative Timebank

Briggs, Jo, Lury, Celia and Teasley, Sarah, 2015, Monograph, Creative Temporal Costings: A Proto-Publics Research Project with Leeds Creative Timebank Project Report. Proto-Publics, UK.

Abstract or Description:

A key defining characteristic of timebanking is that all activities are valued equally and in terms of time, with an hour contributed by a legal expert rendered equivalent to an hour of dog-walking. Leeds Creative Timebank (LCT), shares this principle, but is currently the only UK bank dedicated to the collaborative exchange of time among creative practitioners. The team is working on an experimental social design intervention that explores the practices of collaborative exchange as experienced by, and through a co-commissioned study undertaken with LCT, to investigate the value(s) of creative collaborative exchange in this emerging parallel economy. The authors employed methods that allow them to work within the ethos and economy of the LCT, with each investigator having an equal number of hour-long denominations deposited for them in the bank, to enable participation in the bank on the same basis as other members. The assembled ‘hours’ were invested in individuals’ participation in two workshops and the co-production of two outputs: a research report and a creative publication. This experimental method assemblage allowed to explore how collaboration supports the creation of multiple values from within LCT, while also affording members a position from which to develop critical approaches to collaborative exchange from without.

Contributors:
ContributionNameRCA ID
CollaboratorBall, SueUNSPECIFIED
CollectorPullin, GrahamUNSPECIFIED
Official URL: https://protopublics.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/c...
Subjects: Other > Social studies > L300 Sociology > L310 Applied Sociology
Other > Historical and Philosophical studies > V300 History by topic > V370 History of Design
Creative Arts and Design > W200 Design studies
School or Centre: School of Humanities
Funders: AHRC, Leeds Creative Timebank
Date Deposited: 01 Dec 2016 15:26
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2016 15:26
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2220

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