THE PRACTICE OF DEMOCRACY / AN ANALOGUE CAMPAIGN (2019 – 2021)
Public speeches take place unexpectedly in various places where people meet. This time, though, the speeches are not delivered by politicians but by citizens. What can this mean for the practice of democracy and the way we live together? Questions such as how do we decide, how do we organize ourselves, what do we want to decide in common etc., become the starting point for a sharing of stories related to the way we understand our social coexistence.
As digital forms of civic engagement are multiplying today, reaching fast, directly and abstractly the ‘many’, the Analogue Campaign seeks to return to the micro-scale of moving ‘from mouth to mouth’, looking for the political action in physicality, encounter and the public as ‘commons’. Through a series of analogies between real and imaginary, individual and community, citizen and politician, the aim is to (re)consider the type of decisions we take together and the way this happens.
The speakers of the Analogue Campaign take the floor addressing their fellow citizens, sharing concerns and exploring the dynamic of unexpected encounters in public space, especially in a time when such encounters are under severe threat.