Trade School was delivered as a collaboration between OurGoods and GrandOpening where teachers offer their time, skills, experience and knowledge to classes of students who barter their own goods and services to attend.
For example, you could learn everything you wanted to know about composting in exchange for a pretty blouse or some homemade bread. Or you might bring along a small trinket to provide to the teacher of the WordPress course.
I love this idea! Something similar could be launched in a whole range of different spaces and places…. Will need to ponder if/how this could work in Canberra… Got any thoughts, then let me know….
And I’m also seriously inspired/excited by the whole GrandOpening shopfront idea which transforms on a regular basis and, as well as hosting Trade School and art exhibitions, has been everything from a single-table ping pong parlour to a wedding chapel to a drive-in theatre.