Swap Market opened in September 2018 

    transforming a former pawn shop into a space for swapping and sharing resources without the need for money.

    The exhange hub works as a skills and knowledge exchange, workshop and events space as well as facilitating the exchange of goods, traditions and cultures; a place to work together to find innovative solutions to everyday problems.



    Swap Market is the latest venture from Feminist Exchange Network collective The People’s Bank of Govanhill. The project takes existing community economies as a starting point, to look at how we can put feminist economics into practice in our local communities.


    The Peoples’ Bank of Govanhill  began as a series of currency experiments and ad-hoc exchanges initiated by artist Ailie Rutherford during a residency with Govanhill Baths Community Trust in 2015 and is now a long-term collaborative project.

    For more information about The People’s Bank of Govanhill visit 




    SWAP MARKET has been funded by Climate Challenge Fund, 

    Co-operative Glasgow and Glasgow City Council


    The People’s Bank of Govanhill has received funding from South East Vibrancy Fund, Govanhill Baths Community Trust and Creative Scotland

    Swap Market team:


    Sibell Barrowclough - manager


    Usma Ashraf - assistant manager 


    Rahela Cirpaci – swap market staff


    Mila Karwowska - swap market staff


    Alex Wilde & Ailie Rutherford - events co-ordinators 


    Rabiya Choudhry - infographics artist


    Shreya Agarwal – infographics artist


    Rae-Yen Song - window dresser


    Photography by Angela Catlin, Bob Moyler and Najma Abukar


    Swap Market interior was beautifully retro-fitted by bespoke furniture maker Altronica


    Illustration by Shreya Agarwal