︎︎︎ NOBODY IS AN ISLAND is an international Open Call and archive, seeking for creative imaginaries and artistic examinations of the idea of a Universal Basic Income (UBI).
︎︎︎ 1000 UBI, contributions to the Open Call Nobody is an Island, with Catalin Betz
The introduction of an Unconditional Basic Income promises a more fair future in which all people can live financially secure and free from existential fears and constraints. Art and Design can make this vision – which at first sight seems utopian – more tangible and promote the so far rather abstract discourse.
The idea of a Universal Basic Income has been close to its realisation in various parts of the world on several occasions. In recent years, this idea has again gained momentum in the societal discourse.
Due to the circumstances and restrictions that came with the outbreak of COVID-19, which puts many people worldwide under financial pressure - up to the loss of their livelihood - this concept has become a conceivable alternative to the fragmented crisis management of governments.
A Universal Basic Income certainly does not solve all existing problems, but it promises to be a tool for systemic change - towards a more sustainable, more solidary and more fair future.
Artists and designers are constantly dealing with different realities of life and have often developed a sensitive feeling for current events. We, as initiators, want to use this ability to give shape to the promising vision of a Universal Basic Income and to make the complexity of the topic more tangible.
The contributions of the project will be published in the form of a digital publication. Furthermore an exhibition in cooperation with European Basic Income Networks is planned in Vienna for the late summer / autumn.