The Work Intern + Time Debt Services
The Work Intern
The Work Intern is an artist, educator, student debtor, precarious laborer, and counselor. Her artwork explores alternatives to capitalism by suggesting and enacting economies that aren’t based in current mainstream economic structures. Past projects include attempting to barter down her student loan debt with Sallie Mae; successfully exchanging her labor for rent payments to her landlord; creating a currency, monies, that represents unpaid and under recognized labor; and one-on-one conversations with the public to discuss how we can renegotiate our relationship to work, wage, debt, time, and education. Her research interests include exploring what individuals and communities do when suffering financial crises on both the micro and macro level; such as the solidarity economies and DIY spaces that emerged in Argentina after the 2001 economic recession and Greece just recently, as well as student debtors in the US. She experiments and creates situations for free learning in urban environments for high school youth through her project, ThinkerSpace, and for adults, through Mapping Your Free Education.
TimeDebt Services, 2015 – Ongoing
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One-on-one consultations to sort through your issues with education, debt, work, wage, and time. Services include evaluating your work and the time you spend working, writing letters to your creditor asking if they will barter, mapping your free education in your city, and assessing your stuff and how you can get rid of it or get more of it. For an appointment please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 901-INTERN1.
To start the process, download a form here. Read the TimeDebt Booklet to help guide your thoughts by clicking here. To view examples of sample syllabi created through “Mapping Your Free Education”, click here and here and here.