Trade SChool (2009-2016)
TradeSchool.coop is a self-organized learning community that runs on barter. Anyone can teach a skill, and learners offer barter items to meet the teacher’s needs. Local chapters coordinate local gatherings for exchange, and open source software facilitates communication between organizers internationally. Started in New York City in 2009 by Caroline Woolard, Louise Ma, and Rich Watts, this self-organized network of learners is now running in more than fifty cities internationally by over 100 local organizers. Our all-volunteer effort has reached over 16,000 students and teachers in fifty cities, with more than 100 local organizers communicating regularly online to support one another. See more at TradeSchool.coop.
Documentary about Trade School by David Felix Sutcliffe.