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CAKEONOMIES

Cakeonomies is an ongoing research experiment in which queer individuals start to speculate and embody a queered economy, while eating a lot of icing along the way. 

 

For the past six months cakes have been baked and shared with strangers in the queer community across Brighton,UK and Brooklyn, US. This small scale of cake is an entryway into exploring what practices, values and relationship configurations could contribute to the making and imagining of a queer economy.   

 

Each cake came with a set of instructions that set up a basis for the exchange. In return for the cake each recipient was asked to share slices with the people in their lives, as well as respond to prompts that gathered insights on questions around value and exchange. With over 22 cakes baked and a hundred slices of cake shared there is a growing record and practice of cake economies. ⁠⁠

 

The artifacts in this almanac are both parts of this record and also prompts for you to engage with some of these questions and practices of a queer economy.

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Artifact 1: Take part in the one and only HANJALIRIAM Home Tour: the Cake Edition. Get yourself ready for a journey through your own kitchen and networks of cake! You might want a pen and pencil... 

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Artifact 2: Have you checked the latest exchange rates for cake? What would you exchange for cake?

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EXCHANGE RATES AS OF TUESDAY MAY 4TH

MAKE SURE TO CHECK BACK FOR TOMORROW'S RATES

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Nothing

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Fixing something

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Facts about queer community

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Artifact 3: The recipes and tips you need to know to enhance relational reciprocity in your community by baking cake.  

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Artifact 4: A dose of visual stimuli to imagine you are eating cake right now. Who would you share a slice with? What would be going on in the backdrop of your slice of cake?

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Artifact 5: Your guide to creating your own simple economies with the things, acts and ones you love. 

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This project was created by Hannah Rose Fox, you can see more on the Cakeonomies page.