Exchange Dublin

2009


Founded by Jonah King, Andreas Kindler, Dylan Haskins

Exchange Dublin was a multidisciplinary arts centre located at the heart of Dublin’s “cultural quarter”, Temple Bar. It is an all-ages, non-commercial, alcohol-free space, run entirely by volunteers and supported by the Irish Arts Council.

I spent one year (2009-2010) as director and coordinator of Exchange Dublin. During that time I co-created an experimental organizational system towards a inclusive, collectivist process that could run without fixed, heirarchical managerial positions.
It drew upon Open Space Technology︎, Consensus Decision Making︎ and Free Culture principals︎. 

The center was open seven days a week and hosted approximately 4000 events over six years. I had a registered network of over 9,000 participants and 200 volunteers. Exchange Dublin closed its doors in 2015.

Exchange Dublin recieved generous support form Irish Arts Council, Temple Bar Cultural Trust, Dublin City Council, Project Arts Centre.It was located on Exchange Street, Temple Bar, Dublin.