In Newcastle under Lyme, we’re involving the residents of our ancient and loyal town in a regeneration project that does things differently, and this blog is to keep people updated. We’ve begun by introducing a new community cafe that’s been trumpeted by The Guardian as a potential game changer for decaying town centres, a place […]
The recent report from the University of Keele, A Comparison of the Environmental Performance of Sports and Entertainment Venues for a Range of Percentage Capacities opens the debate about how to make ticketing at sports and entertainment venues work better. The report, commissioned by CounterCoin, points to ways that CounterCoin and other alternative currencies can […]
The fine folks at VAST have supported us throughtout this grand design. Check out what they had to say about the Cultural Squatters here . . . . or maybe just carry on reading “Cultural Squatters is a community café, entertainment venue, social hub and art project, opening in Merrial Street, late April 2018. […]
You can do an awful lot with just a little. Take a look at this video of the Cultural Squatters guys on CCChallenge day the other month. Brace yourself for Narina and the gang . . .
Recently, we at CounterCoin commissioned a report from our friends over at Keele University to understand the environmental impact of underused seats in different kinds of venues. We wanted to understand how the spare capacity of sports and entertainment venues translates into wasted energy, and what this means for the environment. It was our view […]
Our colleague Brian Leyland, has written this fairly weighty but informative INTRODUCTION TO COUNTERCOIN piece. It’s mainly for internal purposes but we think it’s worth sharing. Have a read of it if you are interested in discovering more about CounterCoin. CounterCoin is a groundbreaking volunteer reward scheme, under which time spent by volunteers making a […]
Posted on 3 December, 2018 by The Steady State Manchester team Flyer for the Countercoin Challenge by Carolyn Kagan (The second of two pieces about Countercoin. The first by Mike Riddell set out the basic philosophy and reported on the event that Carolyn mentions below.) There are some great things happening in the Potteries and Newcastle-Under-Lyme – couldn’t they happen in […]
CounterCoin and Cultural Squatters in Newcastle-Under-Lyme The weekly CounterCoin meeting at Cultural Squatters (photo credit: Jeremy Cliffe) by Nikos Ntounis and James Scott Vandeventer Alternative currencies have been around for many years, to the point that they can be seen as a rather old technology for dealing with societal, economic, and developmental changes. Indeed, the […]