Ailie Rutherford


Artist Talk
- 23 October 2021 -

Ailie Rutherford is an artist based on Glasgow, working at the intersection of socially-engaged practices and new technologies. This talk will delve into her recent work String Figures, and will explore its relation with the feminist economic project The People’s Bank of Govanhill.

Ailie Rutherford is a visual artist working at the intersection of community activism and creative practice. Her collaborative artworks bring people together in conversations about our social and economic landscape using print, performance, sci-fi visioning, games and technology as playful means to work through difficult questions and radically re-think our shared futures. Resulting works range from proposed new models for living and working together to the building of new infrastructure.

Recent projects include:

The People’s Bank of Govanhill a long term social art project in Govanhill (Glasgow) realising feminist economic theory in a community context.

String Figures collaborative software for collective working centred on a principle of mutual care and co-operation, titled after techno-feminist Donna Haraway’s metaphor for the inextricable threads that connect us all.

Her feminist economic artworks have been shown at Unbox festival, (Bengaluru, India) MoneyLab at Institute of Network Cultures (Amsterdam, Netherlands), Supermarkt (Berlin, Germany) and for Tracing The Tracks//Work Affair at Rum 46 (Aarhus, Denmark)

Ailie is currently working as curator for NEoN digital arts Wired Women festival


If you want to participate on this workshop on Sunday 23rd, please write a short motivation (max.300 words) applying on our registration page.

Make sure to send it before the 8th of October.

In the motivation, please introduce yourself and why you are interested in playing the game. In the case we receive more motivation than the available spots (10 people), we will make a selection of diverse backgrounds of players for an optimized experience of the game.

supported by
vanabbe SAM Logo Corporaten BnW
funded by
creative industriesasca logologo digitalcultures


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