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Money we should never have borrowed
MY PARENTS
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£115000
The right to vote
My own life
Student loans - an injustice
Vol 9 : 40 - USA IRS and Family debt
Vol 9: 010: NOTHING
 

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DEBT NUMBER 360233371878
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Financial, Social, Spiritual
OWED TO Banks, family
OWED BY Me

It starts with feeling like I am owed something. My whole life I have felt this. I have worked hard but never really got anywhere. I could have, but chose not to. My working life is unfilling but rather than address this, I strove for the 'dream'; the big house, the keeping up with 'the Jones' ideal: a big, fat, lie. I borrowed more than I felt comfortable with, and went along with advice from someone I trusted (and shouldn't have, but that's my bad decision). I am learning lessons now; long overdue but hard, hard lessons nonetheless. As a consequence, over the last five years, I have had to face up to losing everything: home, family, job, sanity, love. I have gained more from these experiences and lost nothing except false pride. During this time I owed a debt from those who I betrayed and who forgave me. Through external help and internal forgiveness (a really tough lesson); I am free of this debt. But the shadow of this still follows me. I still owe money - lots of it. That burns, especially the money I owe my mum (who can ill afford to help me). Owing money ultimately = no freedom. It is the freedom I seek to gain, and the debt I aim to throw off. Not sure how, but through my own hard work and efforts I will. That will make me proud.

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DEBT NUMBER Fabrica 130
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Financial
AMOUNT ££ 1,000,000
OWED TO Parents
OWED BY Child

My mother for her compassion, creativity and style passed to me My dad for his thirst for knowledge and accepting all my misdemeanors (and probably £1,000,000)

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DEBT NUMBER 360232441456
NATURE OF DEBT Financial
OWED TO Bank, Parents and Friends
OWED BY D.S

Borrowing from Peter to pay Paul. Always hopeful that something will change and problems will be solved. Positive thinking or stupidity? The eternal child. Longing for connection? Debt - the intimacy I can bare.

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DEBT NUMBER 360232541566
NATURE OF DEBT Ecological, Financial, Social
OWED TO Moneysystem

I changed my career and life by embarking on ten years of academic endeavour. When i had several degrees and phd felt i had strong expertise and abilities to offer society, and with a large debt behind me i decided to provide my skills commercially, pay back the loans, and contribute to society. It was 2007. I began to fly high, and on the promise of a secure professional future took on a little more debt. It seemed sensible. I really was going somewhere. Then the balloon burst. I had a young family. There was no work for the kind of blue skies projects that previously i had been sought for. I could not pay the loans. I went back to a trade to support my family. I pay a small amount to the creditors. At the age of 50 now i won't have that career i trained for. I lost ten years of my life. The money system lost £115000. Society and planet earth did not get the expertise that has now withered. This is some accounting that will never be done on paper but i offer it here as a record to show that we all lost. But i often wonder if that £115000 ever existed

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DEBT NUMBER MAN262
NATURE OF DEBT Ecological, Financial, Social

I feel a strong affinity to the women of previous centuries who stood up and challenged the assumption that we could not vote. I believe it is my responsibility to recognise that fight and use my vote wisely

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DEBT NUMBER MAN046
NATURE OF DEBT Ecological, Financial, Social

Because when my mother was ill she was trying to save my life

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NATURE OF DEBT Financial, Social

This is the week, twelve years on, when my daughter finished paying her student loan- and that was before the era of course fees. My grandson is now about to go up to Uni with, potentially, £40,000 of fees by the time he graduates, at a time when the government - through outsourcing, de-professionalising, digitising, mis-use of the minimum (now seen as standard) wage, misuse of European migration to force down wage costs, are making sure that very few of his generation will ever earn enough to start paying it off! Recent news on this front confirms the whole shambles this has become.

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NATURE OF DEBT Financial, Social

Clean my IRS debt in the US. Also I would like to break the spell of being I debt from myself and my family! Clear our minds of debt!

 

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DEBT NUMBER 360233381878
NATURE OF DEBT Spiritual
OWED TO NO-ONE
OWED BY NOBODY

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