CAN WE DESIGN DEMOCRATIC
Shaping public opinion is a vital part of our democracy. In the past, public spheres such as the Athenian Ecclesia and Vienna’s coffee houses have determined the political direction. Nowadays
social media play a significant role in shaping public debate. But is a platform steered by algorithms the right sphere to represent the public opinion? Democratic Elements is a research into the architecture of our democracy. What are the places that used to shape democracy. The research looks at parliaments, meetings rooms, squares and cafe’s. The center of our democracies are our public spaces, lets design them with this mindset again.