Welcome to Breathing Space, a blog which explores and documents my experiment in living a citizen’s income for the next few months. Made possible by the gift of a lifetime from one of my oldest friends Diana, when I was on my uppers.

First drawing of the morning – an unintended surprise!

The idea is that everyone gets a basic income as a right of being a citizen, rather in return for work.  Yanis Faroufakis says that one of the advantages of this idea is that it protects the right of citizens to say no to unfair or unethical work.

Think of the blog as an online sketchbook in the research phase of the project. To browse-navigate: white cards are mini essays, diary and conversations; grey cards are compost heap.