Bread for Work

August 2014

St.Louis, Missouri

During Bread for Work, edible bread tokens were offered to the public in return for listing goods or services they would be willing to share with the community. These were catalogued by the Louisville TimeBank, allowing participants to exchange with one another. This created an exchange similar to a Timebank and provides the public with substantial nourishment for their work. The Louisville TimeBankwas onsite to facilitate the exchanges between members of the public. All bread tokens were made by Breadworks in Louisville, KY.As part of Food, Shelter, Clothing and Moving Units, Bread for Work is a 1-day event developed by St. Louis-based artist and museum programmer Alex Elmestad, Kansas City-based artist and baker Sean Starowitz and The Louisville Timebank. The project asks participants to create a temporary sharing currency in the Louisville area at Republic Bank (601 W. Market Street).

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As part of the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft exhibition Food, Shelter, Clothing (on view from May 23 – September 6, 2015) MOVING UNITS: Where Food & Economy Converge is an event series organized by Daniel Tucker. All photos by Becky LeCron.

 

Bread for Work - Part II

August 2016

Louisville, Kentucky

As part of Food, Shelter, Clothing and Moving Units, Bread for Work is a 1-day event developed by St. Louis-based artist and museum programmer Alex Elmestad, Kansas City-based artist and baker Sean Starowitz and The Louisville Timebank. The project asks participants to create a temporary sharing currency in the Louisville area at Republic Bank (601 W. Market Street).

During Bread for Work, edible bread tokens were offered to the public in return for listing goods or services they would be willing to share with the community. These were catalogued by the Louisville TimeBank, allowing participants to exchange with one another. This created an exchange similar to a Timebank and provides the public with substantial nourishment for their work. The Louisville TimeBankwas onsite to facilitate the exchanges between members of the public. All bread tokens were made by Breadworks in Louisville, KY.
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As part of the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft exhibition Food, Shelter, Clothing (on view from May 23 – September 6, 2015) MOVING UNITS: Where Food & Economy Converge is an event series organized by Daniel Tucker. All photos by Becky LeCron.