Author Archives: Alison Kidd

About Alison Kidd

Research Psychologist

What’s the Exchange Rate?

Yesterday, the Larks and Ravens visited The Royal Mint where UK money is made. It left us with more questions than answers in our attempt to unravel value.. The “friendly entrance” to the Visitor Centre suggests someone’s keen to protect … Continue reading

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Day 6 – Whitewashing the marks

When the marks on the wall have all gone, what marks remain? We come away from the 6 weeks marked – marked by what we’ve drawn, by what others have drawn and the conversations and contributions exchanged. Thank you Newport … Continue reading

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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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