Toby P Lloyd is an artist, currently undertaking a practice-based PhD in the Fine Art Department at Newcastle University. His research examines public attitudes to work (paid & unpaid), how free time is valued and the emancipatory effects Universal Basic Income could have on society. This is done using interactive exhibitions which pose rhetorical questions to instigate conversation and activity that challenge perceived values and experiences of everyday life. Outside of work he enjoys drinking real ale and his favourite band is The Fall.
An online symposium exploring ideas of basic income and the need for an approach to economy that puts creativity and care at its centre. Led by a panel of artists, researchers, economists, scientists and philosophers, the symposium responds to current and ongoing planetary crises, and positions creativity and social ecology as integral to shaping policy and systems of value.