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The Alternative School of Economics, True Currency: About Feminist Economics, 2020. Visual identity designed by Ben Prescott. Commissioned by Gasworks.


The first of two episodes which consider the different forms of waged work women do, When Migrant Women Rise, We All Rise looks at the multiple layers of discrimination and exploitation affecting women in ‘feminised’ industries. Ruth and Amy visit the Women’s Strike in central London, and speak to workers and activists fighting for better working conditions and rights for migrant women at work.

True Currency: About Feminist Economics is a 6 part podcast by The Alternative School of Economics (artists Ruth Beale and Amy Feneck) who draw on their experiences as artists and mothers, and speak to academic researchers, policy experts, community leaders and activists, to explore financial inequality, feminism, intersectionality, labour exploitation, unpaid work, care, unionisation and reproductive labour.

Please scroll down for a transcript of this podcast in both English and Spanish, speaker's biographies and extra resources.


Voices in this episode:

Adabeybi Candelo & Carmenza Sierra Lopez, members of AMPLA (Association of Latin-American parents)
Flor Andrade Valencia & Jaquelin Saldaña, members of United Voices of the World 
Lucila Granada, CEO of FLEX (Focus on Labour Exploitation) 
Jeannine Moros-Noujaim, Project Manager, IRMO (Indo American Refugee and Migrant Organisation) 
Mozzaika, Artist
Shiri Shalmy, Organiser with Cooperation Town, Antiuniversity Now, United Sex Workers and the Women’s Strike Assembly
Andrea Francke, Artist 

Amy Feneck and Ruth Beale are the third artists to undertake the Gasworks Participation Artist in Residence programme, which supports London-based artists to develop work in collaboration with local community groups. The podcast series was developed between September 2019 and April 2020, through conversations with experts and workshops with community groups at the Henry Fawcett Children’s Centre and IRMO (Indoamerican Refugee and Migrant Organisation). These workshops  encouraged conversations between women and parents who were interested in these ideas, and are actively involved in feminist economic projects.

Commissioned by Gasworks, supported by The Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Arts Council England.