Trade School celebrates practical wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange. Trade School is an an alternative, self-organized school that runs on barter. Anyone can teach, and say what they'd like in exchange for class. People sign up by agreeing to bring along a barter item for the teacher.

Trade School started in New York in 2010 and there are now more than 50 Trade Schools worldwide.


Trade School London opened in summer 2012 with two great seasons of classes in some inspiring locations across town.

We are now a network of Trade School groups located in: Westminster Croydon Willesden Barbican and recently pop-up classes at the Secret Garden Party festival, with Village Hall Productions and as part of the TransEuropa Festival 2013 - a transnational festival of culture, arts and politics, taking place in 13 cities all over Europe.


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Trade School London was co-founded in 2012 by the team below. Each new Trade School also has a growing team of co-founders with details on the website.

Artemis Evlogimenou

Laura Billings

Olivia Rainford

Ricardo Davila-Otoya

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