feral trade is a public experiment in trading goods along social networks. The use of the word 'feral' describes a process which is wilfully wild (as in pigeon) as opposed to romantically or nature-wild (wolf).
feral trade sweets from iran
In May 2005, feral trader Kate Rich travelled from Bristol to Tehran by train to buy sweets; with the interest to to try out bilateral relations with Iran as a lone individual.
Trade talks arranged at wayside cultural centres along the route examined the potential for using social & cultural networks as freight mechanisms for distributing goods.
|Route map BRS-THR|
|Expenditure map in euros|
|Sweets found at source Yazd, Iran|
|Shipment 1 (may 2005) handbaggage delivery|
|Shipment 2 (nov 2005) delivered over social networks|
|Feral Trade informational packaging import 1 (43 box) may 2005|
|Feral Trade informational packaging shipment 2 (80 box) nov 2005|
|Shipping documents, sweets shipment 2 collected London Heathrow Cargo 9.11.05|
|Feral Trade courier coordinates sweets delivery over social networks UK, Europe & USA|