A new type of “store” will be opening at 41 Essex Street this Saturday. Time/Bank and e-flux are teaming up to create Time/Store – a place where people in the art community can trade time and skills, bypassing money as the measure of value. They write: Every Time/Bank transaction allows individuals to request, offer, and pay for services in “Hour Notes.” When a task is performed, the credit hours earned may be saved and used at a later date, given to another person, or contributed towards developing larger communal projects.
For example, if you happen to be in Beijing or Hamburg and need someone to help you shop for materials or translate a press release, you can draw on resources from Time/Bank and get things done without cash changing hands. Opening reception from 6-8p // 41 Essex Street.