Rob Voerman (1966, NL)
THE EXCHANGE (2022)
‘The Exchange’ examines how we could re-assess the relationship between economy and ecology . Voerman opens a Bureau de Change in the village, where euros can be exchanged for local currency. This is new money, not backed by gold or GDP, but based on the vitality of the local community and on the state of its environment. Previously, Voerman conducted workshops with residents in order to gain a deeper insight into the local identity. The central questions: “What was Watou, what is it now, and what can it become?” – this to investigate how a new currency could adequately meet local needs.