Stock Exchange (SSE) ran from March 31, 2012 to March 31, 2013.
It was a community forum, a fund-raiser, and a different
take on what a stock market can be!
During the time the Stock
Exchange was open, people could participate in two ways:
1. by letting us know
about things they'd done to help Somerville's community, creative
life, or environment; or
2. by making a donation
to one of the project's nonprofit partners (the
Somerville Homeless Coalition, Somerville
Climate Action, and
Somerville Arts Council).
Both options earned people
"Somerville stock." These stocks didn't have any monetary
value-- they were more of a metaphor. Or part of a game. Stockholders
received "stocks," as well as periodic "stockholder
statements," which told them how the cause they had supported
Almost 100 people
participated. You can read about their actions in the "community
forum" and "stock
reports" sections, and you can see their names
in the "stockholders"