[imc-st.louis] DIY Festival, Saturday April 7th
mberry at riseup.net
Mon Apr 2 11:02:17 PDT 2007
DIY Barter Festival
Bring your favorite Do It Yourself creations to barter, exchange or gift.
Exhibitors range from art and crafts to zines and promises for help.
Sat. April 7, 2007
10am - 3pm
Black Bear Bakery, 2639 Cherokee
Exhibitors so far: graphic arts, potholders, parenting zines, posters,
art, jewelry, homemade books, stickers, music (including Tension Head
records), political zines, crochet and more!
Though not strictly adhered to, these are the guiding ideas behind the
2007 DIY Festival:
1. To encourage the creation and exchange of homemade
arts, crafts, ideas and expressions;
2. To bring together a community of people to exchange, barter and gift in
order to meet their needs;
3. To support human interaction in unusual ways outside the market economy;
Daily we are forced into the role of producer or consumer in all aspects
of life. From products we do not need to living a life we do not want.
Parceling out and commodifying the natural abundance of the planet, the
capitalist economy enforces a policed scarcity for most people. "Freedom"
is defined as freedom for investors and employers to steal from you, the
community and the environment. This approach deadens life, community and
The DIY Festival tries to break down those stale roles to takes steps in
the direction of authentic and direct interaction. What do you want? What
are your desires? What do you want to give? What would you do if tomarrow
we had an economy based on gift and barter rather than purchase and
exploitation? The DIY Festival is an experiment. It is a step in the
direction of a "Really, Really Free Market."
Confluence, POBox 63232, St. Louis, MO 63163
Office: at CAMP, 3022 Cherokee, St. Louis, MO 63118
St. Louis Independent Media Center
Community Arts and Media Project (CAMP)
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