Leanne Pedante

Creator: Barter Bake Sale LA

In May 2016, I ran a Barter Bake Sale. This was an experiment designed to engage the public in bartering and non-monetary sharing and see what conversations, trades and experiences came out of it. At various locations, I gave out home-made sweets and candy in exchange for poems, songs, portraits, jokes and more. As with Trade School LA, I learned that (1) contrary to what many believe, most people are more comfortable giving than taking and (2) non-monetary sharing imbues people with a sense of connection and value.