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Make and Share: What does Democracy mean to you?
August 27, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pmFree
Join us for a small, informal get-together at Loop Bar on Tuesday night. We’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts about how Democracy currently works, and how it might improve in the future.
I’ll be presenting a case study on our recent launch event, the Power to the People Expo. This will give you a background of what the Power to the People Study is – and how you can get involved. The comments, insights and ideas you share on the night will all be used for the study.
The session is a “Make and Share” format. So, you’ll be making your own activism badges and protest signs (while chatting with other peeps about Democracy). All of the materials will be provided free, so just bring your creativity, curiosity and passion. If you find yourself lacking in any of these on the night, you can buy some in liquid format from the bar. 😉
ABOUT POWER TO THE PEOPLE:
The possible future of Democracy is a subject that captured the interests of researchers, media and community in recent years. Power to the People aims to explore these possible futures in collaboration with everyday people from a variety of different backgrounds and perspectives. It will employ public participation and citizen science methods to produce a people-powered exploration of Democracy.
ABOUT THE POWER TO THE PEOPLE EXPO:
Power to the People was launched during Melbourne Knowledge Week 2019. The launch event, an expo, was attended by over 100 families throughout the day. Participants made ‘activism’ badges, completed referendums, put puzzles together, and voted online about ‘what Democracy means to them’ and ‘issues they really care about’. Event partners were NewVote, the Centre for Democracy, IAP2A and the Good Karma Effect; and the generous event sponsor was Max Hardy Consulting.
IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT:
No worries, we’ve got monthly events planned at Loop Bar between now and the end of the year. If you’re not in Melbourne, sign up for emails about future opportunities to get involved with the study: https://study.us20.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=99b7610042dafc45db82b5177&id=e7dd32fc4e