Antiuniversity Now: Universal basic income – duck or rabbit?

Friday 16 June 2017, 5:30-7:30pm

Universal Basic Income is on trial and you are hereby invited to jury duty.

The idea of a universal basic income has recently resurfaced, with several pilots in countries such as Finland, India and Namibia gathering global attention. What does the idea of a basic income mean to you? Whether you’re a proponent or opponent, whether you know nothing about it or have been following it through its many guises, we invite you to take this time to examine your gut reaction, in the context of an open discussion with a twist.

What we propose is a 12 Angry Men format in which everyone around the table must judge for themselves and join the process of reaching a consensus.

This process will also allow for an exploration of the jury group dynamics. We will explore how we enter a debate comfortably. Who is the chair of this meeting? What does it take to feel heard? And who listens? Where are we standing (literally) and how does the world look from our point of view? What do we need to change? We cannot leave until we collectively tame the pink elephant in the room.

The session will be recorded for documentation purposes.

Please book your free space here

This event is part of the Antiuniversity Now Festival 10-16 June 2017.