Basic Income Café
The idea of an unconditional or universal basic income (UBI) is a topical subject that can differ greatly in effect and meaning, depending on the intentions and conditions of implementation.
In the interactive installation ‘Basic Income Café’ by Martina Huynh, visitors are able to experience two different basic income economies, whereby coffee is used to visualise the cash flow. One system provides a basis that is sufficient to meet all basic needs, the other provides a helping hand and assumes there is extra income to achieve a full (basic) income. Martina Huynh uses the coffee metaphor as an accessible image to provide insight into a complex idead and to enter into a conversation about money and politics.