Make your own non-capitalist economy

El Cambalache

The Department of Decolonial Economics at El Cambalache is running on online Bootcamp Workshop in Decolonial Methods for Creating Social, Solidarity and Non-Hierarchical Economies.

The workshop will be in English and Spanish and will run from 18 to 22 January 2021, with applications open until all places are filled.

El Cambalache was founded in 2015 and is a moneyless economy project located in San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas and is made by and for women and everyone in their everyday networks, as featured in the documentary, Inter-Change Value (2016).

The El Cambalache collective will be facilitating one of the workshop sessions, Sharing Seeds of Practice form El Cambalache: The Thought and Praxis of El Cambalache.

Other sessions include Midwives, Healers, and Other Decolonial Feminisms from Venezuala and Cuba: Strategies for Thinking History from a Decolonial Perspective, facilitated by activist and Afro-feminist historian Tito Mitjans Alayón and retired Professor and researcher from the University of Los Andes, Venezuela Belkis Rojas; and What Green Economy? Dispossession and Sustainable Development in the Climate Crisis, facilitated by documentary filmmaker, photographer and independent journalist Aldo Santiago.

The workshop is designed for people interested in creating, practicing and collectively researching noncapitalist economic projects to be carried out in their places of residence or research. Everyone is invited to participate, and women, Indigenous people and LBGTIQ++ are especially invited.

More details are available here or by emailing Dr Erin Araujo at and