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True Currency: About Feminist Economics is a six-part podcast hosted by artists Amy Feneck and Ruth Beale (The Alternative School of Economics), launching on 16 July, with a new episode released weekly. The outcome of an eight month residency, the podcast is produced in collaboration with Lucia Scazzocchio from Social Broadcasts, and presents detailed testimonials from academic researchers, policy experts, community leaders and activists; and explores financial inequality, feminism, intersectionality, labour exploitation, unpaid work, care, unionisation and reproductive labour.

Over the six episodes Amy Feneck and Ruth Beale hear from several contributors, including the Director of UK Women’s Budget Group, Director of FLEX (Focus on Labour Exploitation), a campaigner for Sex Workers’ Union, a parent and NHS community nurse. The podcasts discuss financial inequalities and consider the issues migrant women face when campaigning for fair pay. They also look at unpaid work and care, and consider future re-imaginings for a feminist economy. The final episode focuses on how the Coronavirus pandemic has thrown light upon many of the issues discussed throughout the series.

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EPISODES

Released Thursday 16 July 2020.
Episode 1: If Women Counted

Released Thursday 23 July 2020.
Episode 2: Worker Struggles, Part 1 - When Migrant Women Rise, We All Rise

Released Thursday 30 July 2020.
Episode 3: Worker Struggles, Part 2 - No Bad Whores, Just Bad Laws

Released Thursday 6 August 2020.
Episode 4: Suspended Time

Released Thursday 13 August 2020.
Episode 5: We are the True Currency

Released Thursday 20 August 2020.
Episode 6: The Economy is Still Happening

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ABOUT
Amy Feneck and Ruth Beale are the third artists to undertake the Gasworks Participation Artist in Residence programme, which supports London-based artists to develop work in collaboration with local community groups. The podcast series was developed between September 2019 and April 2020, through conversations with experts and workshops with community groups at the Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre and IRMO (Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organisation). These workshops encouraged conversations between women and parents who were interested in these ideas, and are actively involved in feminist economic projects.

Commissioned by Gasworks, supported by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England.

Visit https://bit.ly/truecurrencysurvey to tell us what you think and for a chance to win one of three books featured in The Alternative School of Economics' recent virtual reading groups. (Deadline for entry 30 August).

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THANK YOU
Thank you to Usma Ashraf, Lisa Baraitser, Kathrin Böhm, Lucia Granada, Ailie Rutherford, Shiri Shammy, Marion Sharples, Mary-Ann Stephenson, Thaira Mhearba and all at WBG, Adabeybi Candelo, Carmenza Sierra Lopez, Ana Cecilia Clavijo and all members of AMPLA, Javiera Sandoval, Jeannine Moros-Noujaim and all at IRMO, Jade, Ivy, Stacey Clare, Juno Mac, members and allies of the Sex Worker's Union, Mozzaika, Balkiss, and those present at Women's Strike and Sex Work Strike 8th March 2020, Flor Andrade Valencia, Jaquelin Saldaña, Isabel Cortez, Suzanne, Molly and all at UVW, Claire Summers, Ingrid, Maite, Emi, Fares, Sarah, Agneiska, Shanaz, Khudeja, K Rose R, Linh and Zara, the staff of the Henry Fawcett Children's Centre, Lian Pitt, Concheater Thomas, Nadine Bennett; everyone who has attended any of the Feminist Economics Reading groups and the Evaluation Board Meetings, to Fari Bradley, Andrea Franke, Ross Jardine, Ben Prescott, and special thanks to Lucia Scazzocchio, and to Laura Hensser, Sheena Balkwill and all the Gasworks team.

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True Currency: About Feminist Economics is a six-part podcast hosted by artists Amy Feneck and Ruth Beale (The Alternative School of Economics), launching on 16 July, with a new episode released weekly. The outcome of an eight month residency, the podcast is produced in collaboration with Lucia Scazzocchio from Social Broadcasts, and presents detailed testimonials from academic researchers, policy experts, community leaders and activists; and explores financial inequality, feminism, intersectionality, labour exploitation, unpaid work, care, unionisation and reproductive labour.

Over the six episodes Amy Feneck and Ruth Beale hear from several contributors, including the Director of UK Women’s Budget Group, Director of FLEX (Focus on Labour Exploitation), a campaigner for Sex Workers’ Union, a parent and NHS community nurse. The podcasts discuss financial inequalities and consider the issues migrant women face when campaigning for fair pay. They also look at unpaid work and care, and consider future re-imaginings for a feminist economy. The final episode focuses on how the Coronavirus pandemic has thrown light upon many of the issues discussed throughout the series.

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EPISODES

Released Thursday 16 July 2020.
Episode 1: If Women Counted

Released Thursday 23 July 2020.
Episode 2: Worker Struggles, Part 1 - When Migrant Women Rise, We All Rise

Released Thursday 30 July 2020.
Episode 3: Worker Struggles, Part 2 - No Bad Whores, Just Bad Laws

Released Thursday 6 August 2020.
Episode 4: Suspended Time

Released Thursday 13 August 2020.
Episode 5: We are the True Currency

Released Thursday 20 August 2020.
Episode 6: The Economy is Still Happening

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ABOUT
Amy Feneck and Ruth Beale are the third artists to undertake the Gasworks Participation Artist in Residence programme, which supports London-based artists to develop work in collaboration with local community groups. The podcast series was developed between September 2019 and April 2020, through conversations with experts and workshops with community groups at the Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre and IRMO (Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organisation). These workshops encouraged conversations between women and parents who were interested in these ideas, and are actively involved in feminist economic projects.

Commissioned by Gasworks, supported by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England.

Visit https://bit.ly/truecurrencysurvey to tell us what you think and for a chance to win one of three books featured in The Alternative School of Economics' recent virtual reading groups. (Deadline for entry 30 August).

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THANK YOU
Thank you to Usma Ashraf, Lisa Baraitser, Kathrin Böhm, Lucia Granada, Ailie Rutherford, Shiri Shammy, Marion Sharples, Mary-Ann Stephenson, Thaira Mhearba and all at WBG, Adabeybi Candelo, Carmenza Sierra Lopez, Ana Cecilia Clavijo and all members of AMPLA, Javiera Sandoval, Jeannine Moros-Noujaim and all at IRMO, Jade, Ivy, Stacey Clare, Juno Mac, members and allies of the Sex Worker's Union, Mozzaika, Balkiss, and those present at Women's Strike and Sex Work Strike 8th March 2020, Flor Andrade Valencia, Jaquelin Saldaña, Isabel Cortez, Suzanne, Molly and all at UVW, Claire Summers, Ingrid, Maite, Emi, Fares, Sarah, Agneiska, Shanaz, Khudeja, K Rose R, Linh and Zara, the staff of the Henry Fawcett Children's Centre, Lian Pitt, Concheater Thomas, Nadine Bennett; everyone who has attended any of the Feminist Economics Reading groups and the Evaluation Board Meetings, to Fari Bradley, Andrea Franke, Ross Jardine, Ben Prescott, and special thanks to Lucia Scazzocchio, and to Laura Hensser, Sheena Balkwill and all the Gasworks team.

    Episode 6: The Economy Is Still Happening

    Episode 6: The Economy Is Still Happening

    The coronavirus pandemic has thrown light upon many of the issues covered so far in True Currency, from what is valued and measured as work, to inequalities, to the inadequacy of the current system to support everyone in society equally. Ruth and Amy catch up with speakers from the previous episodes to find out how lockdown has affected them, and what hopes they have for the ‘new normal’.

    True Currency: About Feminist Economics is a 6 part podcast by The Alternative School of Economics (artists Ruth Beale and Amy Feneck) who draw on their experiences as artists and mothers, and speak to academic researchers, policy experts, community leaders and activists, to explore financial inequality, feminism, intersectionality, labour exploitation, unpaid work, care, unionisation and reproductive labour.

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    Voices in this episode

    Lisa Baraitser, Professor of Psychosocial Theory, Birkbeck
    Shiri Shalmy, Organiser with Cooperation Town, Antiuniversity Now, United Sex Workers and the Women’s Strike Assembly
    Marion Sharples, Project Manager of the Commission for a Gender Equal Economy, Women’s Budget Group
    Claire Summers, mother, NHS Community Nurse

    Full speaker bios available here: https://gasworks.org.uk/events/episode-6-the-economy-is-still-happening/
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    Amy Feneck and Ruth Beale are the third artists to undertake the Gasworks Participation Artist in Residence programme, which supports London-based artists to develop work in collaboration with local community groups. The podcast series was developed between September 2019 and April 2020, through conversations with experts and workshops with community groups at the Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre and IRMO (Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organisation). These workshops encouraged conversations between women and parents who were interested in these ideas, and are actively involved in feminist economic projects.

    Commissioned by Gasworks, supported by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England.

    • 43 min
    Episode 5: We Are The True Currency

    Episode 5: We Are The True Currency

    What do we want the economy to be? How can we make a feminist economy? What does a feminist economy want? This episode looks at how feminist principals are used to shape research and economic policy, including the Women’s Budget Group’s commission for a Gender Equal Economy, as well as artists who are creating radical new spaces for rethinking what a feminist economy might look like.

    True Currency: About Feminist Economics is a 6 part podcast by The Alternative School of Economics (artists Ruth Beale and Amy Feneck) who draw on their experiences as artists and mothers, and speak to academic researchers, policy experts, community leaders and activists, to explore financial inequality, feminism, intersectionality, labour exploitation, unpaid work, care, unionisation and reproductive labour.

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    Voices in this episode

    Usma Ashraf, Assistant Manager, Swap Market
    Kathrin Böhm, artist & co-founder of Company Drinks & Centre for Plausible Economies
    Lucila Granada, CEO of FLEX (Focus on Labour Exploitation)
    Ailie Rutherford, artist & Artistic Director of The People’s Bank of Govanhill
    Shiri Shalmy, Organiser with Cooperation Town, Antiuniversity Now, United Sex Workers and the Women’s Strike Assembly
    Marion Sharples, Project Manager of the Commission for a Gender Equal Economy, Women’s Budget Group

    For full speakers bios visit: https://gasworks.org.uk/events/episode-5-we-are-the-true-currency/
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    Amy Feneck and Ruth Beale are the third artists to undertake the Gasworks Participation Artist in Residence programme, which supports London-based artists to develop work in collaboration with local community groups. The podcast series was developed between September 2019 and April 2020, through conversations with experts and workshops with community groups at the Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre and IRMO (Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organisation). These workshops encouraged conversations between women and parents who were interested in these ideas, and are actively involved in feminist economic projects.

    Commissioned by Gasworks, supported by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England.

    • 35 min
    Episode 4: Enduring Time

    Episode 4: Enduring Time

    Exploring the role unpaid care has in relation to women and work, this episode focuses on motherhood, and the profoundly shocking experience (for some) of infant dependency and the subsequent assertion of gender roles. It features mothers taking part in a workshop with Ruth and Amy at a local Children’s Centre, alongside academic Lisa Baraitser whose psychosocial theoretical work speaks to ideas of maternal time, and whether the maternal subject can be radical.

    True Currency: About Feminist Economics is a 6 part podcast by The Alternative School of Economics (artists Ruth Beale and Amy Feneck) who draw on their experiences as artists and mothers, and speak to academic researchers, policy experts, community leaders and activists, to explore financial inequality, feminism, intersectionality, labour exploitation, unpaid work, care, unionisation and reproductive labour.

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    Voices in this episode

    Lisa Baraitser, Professor of Psychosocial Theory, Birkbeck
    Ingrid & Maite, mothers & workshop participants at the Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre
    Claire Summers, mother, NHS Community Nurse and workshop participant

    Full speaker bios available here: https://www.gasworks.org.uk/events/episode-4-suspended-time/
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    Amy Feneck and Ruth Beale are the third artists to undertake the Gasworks Participation Artist in Residence programme, which supports London-based artists to develop work in collaboration with local community groups. The podcast series was developed between September 2019 and April 2020, through conversations with experts and workshops with community groups at the Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre and IRMO (Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organisation). These workshops encouraged conversations between women and parents who were interested in these ideas, and are actively involved in feminist economic projects.

    Commissioned by Gasworks, supported by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England.

    • 39 min
    Episode 3: Worker Struggles (Part 2) - No Bad Whores, Just Bad Laws

    Episode 3: Worker Struggles (Part 2) - No Bad Whores, Just Bad Laws

    This is second part of Worker Struggles, centering on issues around women and paid work. Women working in the sex industry talk about their struggle to name sex work as work, meaning they can demand safer and fair working conditions. The episode also starts to unpack the idea of ‘reproductive labour’, a central idea in feminist thought, describing the usually unpaid care-giving and domestic work predominantly done by women, and whether this is considered work.

    True Currency: About Feminist Economics is a 6 part podcast by The Alternative School of Economics (artists Ruth Beale and Amy Feneck) who draw on their experiences as artists and mothers, and speak to academic researchers, policy experts, community leaders and activists, to explore financial inequality, feminism, intersectionality, labour exploitation, unpaid work, care, unionisation and reproductive labour.

    PRESENTED BY: Ruth Beale and Amy Feneck (The Alternative School of Economics)
    PRODUCED BY: Lucia Scazzocchio (Social Broadcasts)
    COMMISSIONED BY: Gasworks
    SUPPORTED BY: The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England.

    VOICES IN THIS EPISODE:
    Jade, sex worker & member of United Sex Workers
    Stacey Clare, stripper and member of United Sex Workers and East London Strippers Collective (ELSC)
    Shiri Shalmy, Organiser with Cooperation Town, Antiuniversity Now, United Sex Workers and the Women’s Strike Assembly.

    Full speaker biographies and project information available here: https://bit.ly/tc-episode3.

    • 26 min
    Episode 2: Worker Struggles (Part1) - When Migrant Women Rise, We All Rise

    Episode 2: Worker Struggles (Part1) - When Migrant Women Rise, We All Rise

    The first of two episodes which consider the different forms of waged work women do, 'When Migrant Women Rise, We All Rise' looks at the multiple layers of discrimination and exploitation affecting women in ‘feminised’ industries. Ruth and Amy visit the Women’s Strike in central London, and speak to workers and activists fighting for better working conditions and rights for migrant women at work.

    True Currency: About Feminist Economics is a 6 part podcast by The Alternative School of Economics (artists Ruth Beale and Amy Feneck) who draw on their experiences as artists and mothers, and speak to academic researchers, policy experts, community leaders and activists, to explore financial inequality, feminism, intersectionality, labour exploitation, unpaid work, care, unionisation and reproductive labour.

    PRESENTED BY: Ruth Beale and Amy Feneck (The Alternative School of Economics)
    PRODUCED BY: Lucia Scazzocchio (Social Broadcasts)
    COMMISSIONED BY: Gasworks
    SUPPORTED BY: The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England.

    VOICES IN THIS EPISODE:
    Adabeybi Candelo & Carmenza Sierra Lopez, members of AMPLA (Association of Latin-American parents)
    Flor Andrade Valencia & Jaquelin Saldaña, members of United Voices of the World
    Lucila Granada, CEO of FLEX (Focus on Labour Exploitation)
    Jeannine Moros-Noujaim, Project Manager, IRMO (Indo American Refugee and Migrant Organisation)
    Mozzaika, Artist
    Shiri Shalmy, Organiser with Cooperation Town, Antiuniversity Now, United Sex Workers and the Women’s Strike Assembly
    Andrea Francke, Artist

    Full speaker biographies and project information available here: https://bit.ly/tc-episode2

    • 27 min
    Episode 1: If Women Counted

    Episode 1: If Women Counted

    This podcast series begins by asking 'What is feminist economics? How are women part of, and excluded from, the economy?', artists Ruth Beale and Amy Feneck (The Alternative School of Economics) start to unpack the issues around work, care and parenthood.

    Featuring members of the Women’s Budget Group; a Latin American parents group in Brixton; workshop participants at a children’s centre; and artists reimagining local economies.

    True Currency: About Feminist Economics is a six-part podcast hosted by artists Amy Feneck and Ruth Beale (The Alternative School of Economics). The outcome of an eight month residency, the podcast is produced in collaboration with Lucia Scazzocchio from Social Broadcasts, and presents detailed testimonials from academic researchers, policy experts, community leaders and activists; and explores financial inequality, feminism, intersectionality, labour exploitation, unpaid work, care, unionisation and reproductive labour.

    PRESENTED BY: Ruth Beale and Amy Feneck (The Alternative School of Economics)
    PRODUCED BY: Lucia Scazzocchio (Social Broadcasts)
    COMMISSIONED BY: Gasworks
    SUPPORTED BY: The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England.

    VOICES IN THIS EPISODE:
    Adabeybi Candelo, member of AMPLA (Association of Latin-American parents)
    Kathrin Böhm, artist & co-founder of Company Drinks & Centre for Plausible Economies
    Jeannine Moros-Noujaim, Project Manager, IRMO (Indo American Refugee and Migrant Organisation)
    K Rose R, mother & workshop participant at the Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre
    Ailie Rutherford, artist & Artistic Director of The People’s Bank of Govanhill
    Marion Sharples, Project Manager of the Commission for a Gender Equal Economy, Women’s Budget Group
    Mary-Ann Stephenson, Director, Women’s Budget Group

    Full speaker biographies and project information available here: https://bit.ly/tc-episode1 and https://bit.ly/truecurrency

    • 37 min

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