Basic Income promises security and freedom and yet is a personal and social challenge. Neither promise of paradise, nor a path to disaster, leads it away from the “must” and the “should”, towards the “yes, we can” and “we will”. With our exhibition we would like to encourage everyone to engage in a lively debate.
How does it feel to live in a society with a basic income? How would basic income affect my personal way of life? How would basic income become reality? What might the outcome be when people accept and deal with the freedom and responsibility linked to a basic income?
WOW! BASIC INCOME! is a mobile co-creative exhibition. It is intended to strike a chord, inspire and stimulate people all over Europe to think about life and the creation of an Unconditional Basic Income. The exhibition provides the opportunity for dialogue. Ideas for the future of society can be discussed – a future with the human being at the centre. People are a good enough reason for the Unconditional Basic Income!
WOW! BASIC INCOME! is coordinated by:
Besides his job as an IT specialist in the public sector, he also works in the self-governing housing cooperative where he lives with his partner.
“Basic Income uncovers that work is not for earning money in the first place”
after more than 45 years of working in the distribution of speciality chemicals throughout Europe and the world finally the question suddenly and unexpectedly arose, could there still be something important to do now? Fortunately, I met people of different ages who had one thing in common: they are all burning for the idea of an unconditional basic income and their commitment to it is intoxicating! Since 2013, I have also been burning for this idea, and with the vision for a better future I hope, that I will have done something good for our grandchildren!
According to Victor Hugo: “Nothing in the world is as powerful as an idea whose time has come!”
Inspired by a quote from Luis Bunuel: “Some reject the idea of UBI only because it is not theirs”.
W0W, BASIC INCOME! wants to make sure that – not only – but even these people embrace the idea!