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Contribute to this archive of artistic projects dealing with the idea of a Universal Basic Income and its associated questions ︎︎︎Submissions


This project is about creating a collaborative and open archive of artistic perspectives, which illuminate and address the idea of a Universal Basic Income and its associated issues.

If you would like to contribute your project/work, which deals with the idea of a Universal Basic Income and its related issues, please send it by e-mail with the following information to: mail(at)nobodyisanisland.cc

The information we need:
1. Your first Name
2. Your last Name
3. Your home base (e.g. Vienna, Austria)
4. Title of your project/work
5. Short description about your submission
6. Short description of how your project/work is related to the idea of a Universal Basic Income?

7. Your instagram profile
8. Your website

Please name your submitted files in this way:
(e.g.: Andrew-Yang_UBI-for-All_01.jpg)

For the transmission of files that are larger than 10MB please use wetransfer.com (or another file sharing provider).

With your participation to this archive your agree to the terms of participation that can be found ︎︎︎here.

Get inspired by project that were already submitted ︎︎︎

This former Open Call and now Archive is actually about you and your imaginaries and perspectives on a future with a Universal Basic Income. However, you surely also want to know who we are and why we launched this project so that you see your work is in good hands.

We, Catalin and Raphael, the initiators of this project, are two young communication designers with a keen interest in collaborative design projects. We believe in the transformative potential of aesthetics and in a brave approach of communication. This project speaks from our hearts and is also our Master Thesis in ︎Social Design – Arts as Urban Innovation at the University of Applied Art in Vienna.

In the light of the coronavirus pandemic and progressing climate change, we urgently need new forms of security on a global level (!) that enable and empower us as individuals and communities to act and take our future into our own hands.
That is why we want to push forward and support an idea whose time has come. An idea that might enable us – when introduced in most parts of the world – to finally overcome extreme poverty and pave the ground to head for more just, free and sustainable ways of existence.
Since our own perspectives for a future are just fragments in an ocean of ideas we want to encourage you to contribute your imaginaries to this Open Call, so that we can collectively envision a future that has just not yet arrived, but is about to come – a future built on cooperation and solidarity.

Because, nobody is an island.


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This project is also our Master Thesis in Social Design – Arts as Urban Innovation at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, Austria.


'No Man is an Island'

No man is an island entire of itself. 
every man is a piece of the continent. 
a part of the main.
If a clod be washed away by the sea,
Europe is the less,
As well as if a promontory were,
As well as any manner of thy friends,
Or of thine own were.
Any man's death diminishes me,
Because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls.
It tolls for thee.

Meditation XVII 
Devotionas Upon Emergent Occasions
John Donne, 1624



Terms of participation

  1. You may only participate in the competition if you are aged at least 18 years or older.

  2. By participating in the Open Call you confirm that you agree to these terms and accept them.

  3. We are permitted to receive and save your registration details and to use them in the context of the Open Call. We are allowed to send you emails about the progress of the Open Call. If you require your details to be checked or corrected, write us an e-mail at the following address: mail@nobodyisanisland.cc

  4. We reserve the right, at our discretion, to exclude any entry from the Open Call and to remove it from our publications (online and print), as far as the following specifications guaranteed by you have not been complied with:

    – You possess the copyright and are the creator of your entry
    – You also have the right, in relation to third parties, to submit the entry for this Open Call
    – To the best of your knowledge the entry contains no material that symbolizes or promotes conduct that might be deemed a criminal act or might otherwise be in breach of applicable law in another way.

    The entry does not in any way infringe the copyrights, brand (rights), or intellectual property rights of third parties and in particular contains no:
    – Brands that belong to third parties.
    – Materials that are copyright protected by third parties or references such as names, optical similarities or comparable features to prominent persons, living or deceased, or to other persons in public life. 

  5. In the event of a violation you will compensate us in relation to licence fees, damage compensation or other sums that accrue to third parties.

  6. You are responsible for ensuring that all illustrated persons in your entry have provided their consent to being illustrated and also having this illustration published. Likewise, you are responsible for ensuring that these persons also have the right to provide you with corresponding consent.

  7. All necessary approvals, such as approval for recording, for instance, must be obtained by you.

  8. Unrestricted copyright for every entry remains with the participant.

  9. All participants are in agreement that all entries that are submitted for Open Call may be reproduced (with indication of the author’s copyright) and used on all media and screens for the implementation and promotion, e.g. as part of an editor’s pick on the Nobody is an Island Instagram channel. You herewith grant us the right to use the submitted entries in the context of promotional measures.

  10. Every entry that is used by us will include an author’s credit. In the event that a credit is omitted in the individual case, this will not lead to any immediate discontinuation of contract as long as all necessary measures are undertaken to eliminate this error within a reasonable period from the moment of awareness.

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Personal data (usually referred to just as "data" below) will only be processed by us to the extent necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its contents, and the services offered there.

Per Art. 4 No. 1 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as the "GDPR"), "processing" refers to any operation or set of operations such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation, alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination, or otherwise making available, alignment, or combination, restriction, erasure, or destruction performed on personal data, whether by automated means or not.

The following privacy policy is intended to inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration, and legal basis for the processing of such data either under our own control or in conjunction with others. We also inform you below about the third-party components we use to optimize our website and improve the user experience which may result in said third parties also processing data they collect and control.

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Catalin Betz und Raphael Volkmer
Students at the University of Applied Arts Vienna
Department of Social Design – Arts for Urban Innovation
Oskar-Kokoschka-Platz 2
1010 Vienna

Contact e-mail: mail@nobodyisanisland.cc

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