Trade School Cardiff – which sees people “barter” for knowledge and skills – will launch at Cathays Community Centre this weekend.
The week-long project, organised by city community group thinkARK, is based on a idea which started in New York, and sees people teach a class based on their knowledge and experience, in exchange for goods or skills from the students who attend.
People can teach a class on anything they like – so long as it is not commercial, advertising and exploitative – and can ask for anything in return for sharing their knowledge and experience.
Trade School Cardiff will run from May 12-20, and its website is now up and running where people can register to run a class, or enrol as a student.
Classes on offer so far include Photoshop basics, basic sewing, basic mechanical engineering, and “train your brain with Shiva Nata”.
See the site for the full details and timings of each class.
Trade School Cardiff organiser Laura Howe says that if anyone would like to run a class but is feeling nervous, there are project volunteers who can offer support and help to put a class together.
To find out more, visit Trade School Cardiff or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org