I recently attended Shift/Work: Unlearning at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.
It got pretty intense.
A workshop led by fellow Masters student Jake Watts and visiting artist Dave Young.
Discussion and involvement aimed to address art practice and artistic identity in relation to economic systems we have to work within.
After much discussion and brainstorming of the often inaccessible current system, we came up with the concept of ArtCoin. This would allow exchange and trade of skills between artists.
Obviously this is all theoretical. But it’s fun to muse.