Future Folk

Goldsmiths Design 2011 Show

  • Dirty money
  • Dirty money
  • Dirty money
  • Dirty money

Dirty money

Silvia Alba

How can a banknote represent you as an individual?

Physical money as we know it is ceasing to exist. On average, a five pound note is in someone's possession for 1.5 days, and has a life cycle of five years. This means during those five years it will pass through 1,216 people.

I aim to take advantage of this information and use these rectangular pieces of paper as a platform for political activism to become valuable as a tool for spreading messages, thoughts and feelings. In turn, this would help the people of England to identify more with their currency.