In face of the growing ecological, social and economic crisis we are witnessing, it is timely to revisit universal basic income theory and evidence on the instrument’s contested social and ecological consequences.
To do this, and as a kick-off event to the UBITrans’s lecture series on this topic (2022/2023), we* have organized a one-day workshop bringing into dialogue experts from the fields of economy, political science, sociology and psychology to critically examine some of the core hypotheses and its underlying assumptions in the debate on basic income’s potential social and ecological consequences.
|9:00 – 9:15 am||Welcoming|
|9:15 – 10:45 am||Mc Neill 1: BI and Environment: Theoretical Pros and Cons|
|Comment by Prof Dr. Neumärker|
|10:45 – 11:15 am
|11:15 – 12:30 am||Comment 2 by Ulrich Petschow|
|12:30 – 14:00 am
|14:00 – 15:30 am||Mc Neill 2: Implementation example: Conditions for environmental beneficiary of a BI in Amazon|
|Comment by Adrienne Göhler|
|15:30 – 16:00 am
|16:00 – 16:30 am||Concluding reflection|
We invite you to a discussion with:
Timothy MacNeill (University of Ontario) who will present some of the core hypotheses around consumption and production as well as around individualisation and collectivisation in the UBI debate. The theoretical arguments will also be examined, at the case of a UBI experiment amongst indigenous people in the Brazilian Amazon. His arguments will be commented by Bernhard Neumärker (Freiburg University) from a perspective of social sustainability and new ordoliberal theory, from a consumption-critical perspective by Ulrich Petschow (IÖW), and by Adrienne Goehler, activist and author of “Sustainability needs Deceleration needs Basic Income”.
The UBITrans team will moderate a constructive dialogue with the aim towards a better understanding and theory of basic income’s strengths and weaknesses in supporting the social-ecological transformation.
The workshop will take place at Freiburg University (room R 01 012, Rempartstr. 16, 1st floor), on Tuesday, 25th October 2022, 9:00-16:30.
*UBITrans team (Universal basic income and social-ecological transformation): Ulrich Schachtschneider, Hanna Ketterer, Bianca Blum, Dominik Schröder and Adrienne Göhler.