Item #308557 Bank Job. Hilary Powell, Daniel, Edelstyn.

Bank Job

Chelsea Green Publishing, September 2020. Trade Paperback. Item #308557
ISBN: 1603589694

Remainder Copy - like new.

These art avengers...took on toxic debt culture--and won.--The Guardian

[They] want to blow up the whole financial system.--The New York Times

Art hacks life when two filmmakers launch a project to cancel more than £1m of high-interest debt from their local community.

Bank Job is a white-knuckle ride into the dark heart of our financial system, in which filmmaker and artist duo Hilary Powell and Dan Edelstyn risk their sanity to buy up and abolish debt by printing their own money in a disused bank in Walthamstow, London. Tired of struggling in an economic system that leaves creative people on the fringes, the duo weave a different story, both risky and empowering, of self-education and mutual action. Behind the opaque language and defunct diagrams, they find a system flawed by design but ripe for hacking. This is the inspiring story of how they listen and act upon the widespread desire to change the system to meet the needs of many and not just the few. And for those among us brave enough, they show how we can do this too in our own communities one bank job at a time.

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