"TANTE FOR KUKURIKU" is a visionary social platform that arises from the artist's struggle with personal financial existence. In a world often driven by monetary transactions, this platform seeks to address the challenges faced by individuals experiencing financial hardship by embracing the power of community exchange.
The name found inspiration in saying "TANTE FOR KUKURIKU" ("Tante" is the German word for "aunt” and “Kuku Riku” the Turkish word for "cock-a-doodle-doo”) in a humorous interpretation, "aunt for rooster". A phrase that indicates an adequate return of what has been received, in the same measure, in the same quality and in the same quantity. It represents the inclusive nature of the platform, welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds to participate in the exchange of resources and redefine value beyond monetary measures.
Inspired by contemporary thinkers and experts from various fields, the platform's foundation lies in the belief that genuine connections and shared resources can alleviate financial burdens and foster a sense of collective well-being. It aims to create a community where individuals can freely exchange goods and services, transcending traditional economic constraints and fostering mutual support and empowerment.
By enabling users to register and create profile pages, "TANTE FOR KUKURIKU" encourages participants to share their stories, skills, and offerings within an open and compassionate environment. Users can list the goods, professional services, and practical services they can provide while expressing their personal requirements and needs.
The platform's algorithm matches users based on their interests, offers, requirements, valuations, budget, and location, finding ways to facilitate exchanges between two or multiple users, and ensuring a mutually beneficial transaction.
By facilitating money-free exchanges, "TANTE FOR KUKURIKU" envisions a paradigm shift through this transformative experience where participants can find solace in shared resources, nurture their talents, and discover new opportunities within a supportive network.
As the "TANTE FOR KUKURIKU" community grows and evolves, it aspires to become not just a platform for personal resilience but also a catalyst for broader societal change. By promoting alternative economic models and celebrating the inherent worth of human connections, this project aims to challenge conventional notions of value, redefine wealth, and inspire a more compassionate and equitable world.
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TANTE FOR KUKURIKU - Empowering Community Exchange for Financial Resilience
"TANTE FOR KUKURIKU" is a social platform where users exchange goods/services, transcending monetary constraints. The TFK project emerged from the artist's desperation to address personal financial struggles, aiming to empower community exchange for financial resilience and to become a catalyst for broader societal change. Challenge value norms, and inspire compassion. Empowerment through shared resources. #AlternativeEconomy #CollectiveWellbeing
How it works:
Users create a profile containing the following information:
When registering, for security reasons, every user has to give proof of their identity ( Id, Passport, contact, address). All private data will never be shared.
list the goods, professional services, and practical services (non-expertise, daily, handy) they offer.
Detailed descriptions, photos, and values in TFK* credits should be provided.
TFK is the exchange evaluating method which could be connected to a cryptocurrency.
Users may also choose to offer items/services for free.
Each Product/service could be minted as NFT.
Users also specify personal requirements ("in need for") by listing goods, professional services, and practical services needed, along with the budget.
Exchange options include:
One-on-one pairing exchange where the algorithm finds "the ideal match" between two users
Multiple users: The TFK AI system's algorithm finds ways to close the circle of exchange among multiple users.
Collecting TFK credits: Users accumulate TFK credits in their TFK crypto wallet, which can be valuable in the future if TFK gains market value.
• Monetary exchange: Users may choose to exchange with money (euro) in which case will have to provide their tax number
Customers review and score the users' communication skills, reliability and transparency.
TFK system works by the algorithm which finds compatible users and matches offers and requirements, to close the circle of exchange.
It shares with users it’s found matches. The user chooses to or not to proceed with the possible exchange.
Aswell, Users will be offered to manually search for their “exchange pal” through the different categories of interests, which will be listed on the site.
or an Artist's dream for
Empowering Community Exchange for Financial Resilience
Work in Progress 2024
Art Coefficient, ULUS Department of Expanded Media. Curator Milica Lapčević at Art Pavilion "Cvijeta Zuzorić", Belgrade
Research, References, and Links to Further Reading:
Rachel Botsman (2010) Sharing Economy
SARAH KESSLER (2015) The Sharing Economy is Dead and We Killed it
Charles Eisenstein (2011) Sacred Economics
Elinor Ostrom (2015) Governing the Commons.
Timothy Morey, Theodore Forbath and Allison Schoop (2015) Customer Data: Designing for Transparency and Trust, Analytics and Data Science