There has been a lot of buzz in the media about the idea of Universal Basic Income recently. Key figures are claiming that UBI is inevitable, and some even feel that we are on the brink of an economic and social renaissance. How would this change affect the lives of everyday people? In what ways could a basic income be implemented? Should we wait for the government to sort it out, or can we begin to create these systems from the ground up?
This month at the Tiny Salon at the Bauhaus Archiv, we will be discussing these questions, and featuring innovative ideas for implementing a universal basic income from a grassroots level. Cryptocurrency expert Martin Köppelmann will present “Basic Income on the Blockchain,” a vision for UBI implemented as a virtual currency, “Circles." Join us for the launch of the prototype version of the Circles app, intended to spread UBI from your smartphone through trust connections. Additionally, Michael Bohmeyer from Mein Grundeinkommen will asking “are your ready for Basic Income?” in a pitch for basic income communities as the next step (German language with translation available).
After the talks, check out Cafe Grundeinkommen, the tiny-house cafe for basic income advocacy, along with the other tiny houses of the Bauhaus Campus exhibition. Enjoy refreshments, for donation or for “Circles,” and a dance party later in the evening.