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Bank job / Hilary Powell & Daniel Edelstyn.

Author/Creator:
Powell, Hilary, author.
Publication:
White River Junction, Vermont : Chelsea Green Publishing, [2020]
Format/Description:
Book
211 pages : color illustrations, color plates ; 22 cm
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Subjects:
Debt -- Social aspects -- Great Britain.
Debt cancellation -- Great Britain.
Art and society -- Great Britain.
Art and social action -- Great Britain.
Bank notes -- Great Britain.
Art and social action.
Art and society.
Bank notes.
Debt cancellation.
Debt -- Social aspects.
Great Britain.
Summary:
"Art hacks life when two filmmakers launch a project to cancel more than £1m of high-interest debt from their local community. Bank Job is a white-knuckle ride into the dark heart of our financial system, in which filmmaker and artist duo Hilary Powell and Dan Edelstyn risk their sanity to buy up and abolish debt by printing their own money in a disused bank in Walthamstow, London. Tired of struggling in an economic system that leaves creative people on the fringes, the duo weave a different story, both risky and empowering, of self-education and mutual action. Behind the opaque language and defunct diagrams, they find a system flawed by design but ripe for hacking. This is the inspiring story of how they listen and act upon the widespread desire to change the system to meet the needs of many and not just the few. And for those among us brave enough, they show how we can do this too in our own communities one bank job at a time"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 The First Big Bang
ch. 2 Revelations: Debt and Money
ch. 3 The Heist Begins
ch. 4 Big Bang 2
ch. 5 Exploded Views.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Edelstyn, Daniel, 1976- author.
Other format:
Online version: Powell, Hilary. Bank job
ISBN:
9781603589697
1603589694
9781603589703
OCLC:
1124908427