TradeSchool.coop is a self-organized learning community that runs on barter. Anyone can offer to teach a skill, and learners offer barter items to meet the teacher’s needs. Local chapters approve teachers and coordinate local gatherings for exchange; open source software facilitates communication between organizers internationally. Started in New York City in 2009, this self-organized network of artists, designers, and educators is now running in more than thirty cities internationally by over 100 local organizers. Our all-volunteer effort has reached over 20,000 students and teachers in fifty cities, with more than 100 local organizers communicating regularly online to support one another from Athens to Bogotá.
More info: TradeSchool.coop
Roles: Founding member, co-creative director, educator, technical project manager
Public talks: Maker Faire, Contactcon, TEDx, Social Media Week, Platform Cooperativism