The Showroom

love (without capital): Imagining Relations after UBI

An event hosted by MFA students from Goldsmiths, University of London
Saturday 21 May 2016
£3, booking essential via Eventbrite


Taking cues from the tradition of Nordic LARP (Live Action Role Play), this experimental workshop will explore the possibilities for love, care and politics within a re-imagined society in which a Universal Basic Income is unconditionally paid to all citizens.

Participants will be guided through a role-play game to investigate the impact on relationships and scenarios arising from this radically changed society. Using the form of a LARP to explore the potential of participants' imaginations, love (without capital) asks ‘If we create a space where we can collectively ‘believe’ in the possibility of this future society, what else might seem possible that didn’t before?’

Please note: this LARP-style game is open to all, but is strictly limited to the numbers prescribed by the game. No spectators will be admitted during the event. For any questions about the event, please contact [email protected]

This event is organised by MFA students from Goldsmiths, University of London. The group of students came together during the MFA programme of collaborative seminars and have organised themselves under the self-selected theme of love and politics. Over the course of several months of meetings involving group readings and discussions, this public event has been organised to address some of the different potentials of love within art and political practices and to ask what is at stake for our present and future worlds.

Thanks to: Mo Holkar, Francis Patrick Brady, Sarah Jury, Eva Rowson, Kristien Van den Brande, Michael Newman.

Additional credits: Chris Timms, Katie Hare, David Beesley, Helen Knowles, Andrea Williamson, Josefina Labourt, Olivia de Prelle, Stephanie Gervais, Gui Pondé§, James Clarke, Mark Durkan, Qingzhen Han, Ingrid Berthon-Moine, Kristien Van den Brande.