Universal Basic Income - What currency could it have?
Friday 16th March
1pm to 3pm
The Studio, Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast
Interest in the idea of an unconditional 'basic income' for everyone has been growing in recent years, with considerable deliberation and some experimentation.
This session will
offer opportunity to engage in civic conversation about universal basic income - what it means, in principle and practice, and its potential benefits and challenges. During the session, Anne Ryan, from Basic Income Ireland, and Nat O'Connor, from Ulster University, will share their perspectives on basic income to help inform and inspire the conversation.
The seminar will be co-hosted by the International Futures Forum and Slugger O'Toole, and facilitated by Karin Eyben, of Garvagh People's Forest, and Denis Stewart, from the IFF.
The event is a part of the Common Interchange of Ordinary Intelligence series of conversational gatherings hosted and facilitated by Voluntary Arts Ireland in partnership with the International Futures Forum, Perspectivity and others. Together we are exploring the prospects for cultural transformation related to economics, politics, ways of living and making a living.
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