The cornerstone of democracy is participation. In current events, we
can see the highs and the lows: elections can be bought or rigged, but
people can also rise up against injustice. Action is required;
complacency is not an option. Democracy is fragile, because it’s
demanding. The People Speak will talk about fundamental aspects of
democratic action with guests who’ve been active at the heart of the
Arab Spring. Following a short roundtable discussion, we’ll play Who
Wants to Be …?, a game show in which the audience asks the questions,
comes up with the answers and sets the rules. A visual voting system and
digital 'ideas pad' will allow a large audience to brainstorm, give
feedback and generate incredible ideas together. Who Wants to Be …? is a
model of direct democracy in miniature, showing us the problematics and
potential of collective decision making.
With Saul Albert, Asma Hedi Nairi, Mikey Weinkove, Rick Sleiman, and Zsolt Balog.
Join us to discuss the issues at hand but then also take direct action that could result in... just about anything!