A barter brings up these questions: What is possible, between us, when we determine what our work is worth?
Woolard’s Work Dress, hanging on a ladder, was available for barter only from 2008–2013 and led to the creation of OurGoods.org. The photograph documenting the dress was taken by Martyna Szczęsna as a barter, in exchange for a dress.
Barter, time banking, and community currency reveal that national money is only one medium of exchange; only one store of value. There are so many ways to encourage flows of value to circulate in communities. Legal tender is simply ink on cotton. It can be erased with car cleaner.