During the time the Stock Exchange was open (March 31, 2012-March
31, 2013), 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), and then letting us know
Both options earned people
"Somerville Stock." These 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 was doing.
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"