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Team Pigzine: “Have you donated to Pig?”

“I am just about to.”

“Are you a member of the community?”

“No. Not that I’m aware of.”

“What do you think Pig is about?”

“It’s a free for all.”

“So do you think the people who take the money out of the Pig will spend it on the community?”

“I hope so yeah, we’ve got to trust ’em haven’t we?”


Norfolk & Norwich Festival, UK – 17/05/2018

Team Pigzine: Have you donated to Pig?

Contributor: Yes.

Are you a member of a community?

Yes.

How do you define that community?

It’s just where I live.

Does it deter you from donating that anyone can just open the Pig and spend it, if they agree on how?

No.

So what do you think Pig is about?

I thought it was going to do something exciting when I put money in but it didn’t.


Norfolk & Norwich Festival, UK – 17/05/2018

“I think Pig is trying to encourage togetherness and making the right decisions for the majority.”

Team Pigzine: “What are the challenges with this?”

“Everyone has different opinions and priorities. Theres so many different positions in the community, agreeing is a really tight spot.”


Norfolk & Norwich Festival, UK – 17/05/2018

“There’s lots of parks around the area which the money should be spent on cleaning them up. Community parks, nice open public spaces. I prefer to see the money go to public spending and to something that everyone can enjoy rather than private spending.”

Team Pigzine: “What do you think Pig is about?”

“Well I guess its about donations and saving and spending money in a community orientated way.”

“What are the challenges of something like this?”

“There is an old saying that goes ‘you can please some people all of the time, but you can’t please all people some of the time’… So there’s never a situation where everyone is going to be happy. Thats a really difficult thing to do so we have to come to a compromise, and we have to work together to overcome differences and difficulties.”

“Do you think the people who open it will spend it on the community?”

“I hope so. I think people are generally good.”


Norfol & Norwich Festival, UK – 17/05/2018

Team Pigzine: “Have you donated to the Pig?”

Passer by stopped to look at Pig: “No.”

“Are you a member of a community?”

“No.”

“Why not?”

“A member of a community, okay yes.”

“What community?”

“Blowfield.”

“Does it deter you in any way knowing that any community that agrees how to spend it can just open it and spend it?”

“But … can you just open it and spend it?”

“As you can see there are some bolts around the edge, you can just unscrew these.”

“That does put me off yes!”

“What do you think pig is about?”

“I think it’s to see how many people will actually put money in it.”


Norfolk & Norwich Festival, UK – 17/05/2018

Team Pigzine: “Have you donated to Pig?”

Member of the public sat looking at Pig: “No.”

Pigzine: “Why not?”

“I’m just sat here reading it.”

“Are you a member of a community?”

(pause) “No.”

“Why not?”

“Because I spend very little time at my house so it’s difficult for me to have any time for the community.”

“Does it deter you from donating, knowing that any community who agree on how to spend the money, can just open it and spend it?”

“Nope not at all.”

“Why not?”

“Because every community should have an opportunity to use the money.”

“What do you think Pig is about?”

“Bringing communities together and encouraging people to share time together”

“What are the challenges when a community has to make a decision?”

“I guess deciding how it’s going to be spent.That’s a huge challenge.”


Norfolk & Norwich Festival, UK – 17/05/2018

“I read ‘community fund’ and I have falsely attributed that to meaning Norwich Community Arts Fund, haven’t I?”

Team Pigzine: “Well I guess that maybe that shows what you think community is”

“Well I guess it does, yeah”


Norfolk & Norwich Festival, 17/05/2018 

“I read ‘community fund’ and I have falsely attributed that to meaning Norwich Community Arts Fund, haven’t I?”

Team Pigzine: “Well I guess that maybe that shows what you think community is”

“Well I guess it does, yeah”

Norfolk & Norwich Festival, 17/05/2018 

Donator: “So is it when the pig is full that they’ll take the money?”

“No it just opens whenever ‘they’ agree, you just twist the nuts round the edge”

Donator: “Maybe I’ve misunderstood. But maybe I don’t know what this is about..

(reads it again)

…when you’ve agreed how to spend it…. Thats the bit I didn’t get actually”

Team Pigzine: “Why didn’t you get that bit?”

Donator: “Because, well… (laughs) I’ve never come across something like that. It’s unprecedented in my mind. Something where you just put money in and someone else can come along and take that money out. (Laughs a lot) ….Brilliant.”

Team Pigzine: “Do you consider yourself a member of a community?”

Donator: “I don’t think of myself in that way actually.”

Team Pigzine: “And why is that?”

Donator: “The label doesn’t help me. I am what I am. I don’t need or look for a label to identify with a community. When I travel I am identified as British because that’s what it says on my passport. I don’t actually give a …… It doesn’t mean anything to me. It doesn’t help me in any way live my life. Wow – who set this up?!”

 

Norfolk & Norwich Festival, 17/05/2018

“There’s no way for me to verify they will spend it on the community unless they publish it. It’s not asking me for may details to… you know, if you donate to a crowdfunder they let you know what they will do with their money. [Their description] might be brief but at least theres a way to get in touch and know that uhh well THIS is what we are doing. Now I’ve dropped some money in there I feel like ‘oh well, thats the end of that’ ”

 

Norfolk & Norwich Festival, 17/05/2018