Author Archives: Alison Kidd

About Alison Kidd

Research Psychologist

What’s it worth? – Day 5

A trolley of old 78 rpm records which the stall holder can’t sell and has to get rid of – what are they worth? If we gold plate them and display them on our stall wall, does this change their … Continue reading

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How big is money? – Day 4

Is it this big? .. size and perspective distorts the familiar… How big is Jane? “I say ‘money’, what do you say?”  

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Day 2 – An Exchange Gallery

What can you find and buy on Newport market for £2? Here’s a £2 a coin – go buy something, bring it back to our stall, step up on our podium and tell us why you chose it… Let’s create … Continue reading

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Day 1 – Early exchanges..

Day 1 of exploring exchange and values on our stall at Newport Market. “Can you draw what you value about the market?” Collecting and sharing But sad conversations … “it used to be fantastic“, “‘They’ are to blame“, “where will … Continue reading

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Exchange in Newport Market

On Monday (19th March), the Larks and Ravens start a  6 week long residency (1 day a week) on a vacant market stall in Newport’s Market. We want to explore ‘exchange’ … exchange of values … but what values? … … Continue reading

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The ‘others’ (who voted differently from us)

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Growth & Death, Death & Growth

Death ..denied… Growth … applauded… In the natural world, they are part of the same…  

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Those are pearls…

The strip of beach between high and low tide interests me. It’s an area of constant change – yesterday’s marks are gone and yesterday’s flotsam is re-arranged into new patterns. Nothing stays the same for long. And it’s one of … Continue reading

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Spectres – Class of 2016

Certainly there was a changing of the guard – God, Pope and Death are sticking around .. or are they? …. and how will this cast haunt our lives and our world?

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What do I see?

How is my view of the world distorted? What’s it distorted by? How is my view different from yours? Which view is “right”? How would I know? Is there an ‘undistorted’ view? … what would that look like?

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Responses to Aldi value

Why do we build empires? What values are they based on? … and ultimately they collapse Money doesn’t make sense for measuring value but it’s the lens society uses.. And the power of an arbitrary £ symbol determines our place…. … Continue reading

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Aldi customers drawing what they value

The Larks and Ravens ran a Big Draw event in the Aldi Store in Bristol. We invited customers shopping that day to “draw what you value” and Aldi were kind enough to let us draw on their windows which proved … Continue reading

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Big Draw Event – 20th October 11-3:30

Aldi Bedminster Store, BS3 1JA Thu 20 Oct 11am – 3:30pm Draw what you value! – Drop by and help us create a display of what we value in life. Larks and Ravens invite you to drop by the Bedminster … Continue reading

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Labyrinths of money…

Some bird-eye views…      

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A 5 year old’s view

I asked 5 year old Ben what money is. He said it’s just “special paper”. Good answer. And here’s what £10 of “special paper” looks like.

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