anita’s tiny revolution
- challenge category: democracy
- date: 28 september 2019
- selected tactic: tiny identity correction
- difficulty rating: doable
- current status: queued for doing
“Democracy has been co-opted by those with economic and political power. Decisions are being made about our futures by a small number of people who don’t care about the majority. It seems there is little the majority can do about it.”
what can we do?
invitation for members of the public to take part in a live sortition game / experiment which allocates positions of parliamentary responsibility to them. the aim is to encourage a sense of ownership over the political process.
how can we do it?
a live bingo game / mashed up with the ‘guess who’ / ‘connect 4’ games enacted in public. each person sorted will then be sworn in as our representative.
we then present the new ministerial cabinet to the press? / public.
where does it need to take place?
the street, or outside council house or near the aec / polling places.
are there any legal implications to the activity?
vacinity to aec is problematic.
possible defamation if we are using existing politicians names.
this idea became waaaaay too big for us to undertake during the do week.