Trade School

Cuchifritos is pleased to host Trade School, an alternative learning space that runs on barter. Anyone can teach a class, and students sign up for classes by agreeing to bring barter items that the teacher requests. Trade School has hosted classes on everything from squatting the condos (in exchange for a kombucha mother and research help) to making butter (in exchange for herbs and music tips). Trade School will be in session on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the month of March. On weekdays, stop by Trade School to propose a class, sign up for a class, or join informal discussions.

In 2010, Trade School was started by three of the five co-founders of creative barter network In 2011, self-organized Trade Schools started springing up in Milan, Virginia, LA, London, and Singapore. Now in its third year, Trade School celebrates practical wisdom, mutual respect, and the social nature of exchange. Trade School is a self-organized initiative made possible by the following volunteer-members: Aimee Lutkin, Christhian Diaz, Louise Ma, Rich Watts, Caroline Woolard, Or Zubalsky, Megan Snowe, April Watchel, Lydia Dresser, Alexandra Velozo, Prudence Katze, Chris Moffet, and many others. If you’re not in NYC, and you’d like to start a Trade School in your area, contact