🛠 Open Power
in collaboration with Alice Bardou, Coline Declef, Roberta Di Cosmo, Daniel Parnitzke, Victoria Plasteig, Marta Rios Piza.
A game to facilitate a more empathic discussion.
We perceive the current European democracy system as a static, rigid, and cold status quo. Yet current phenomenons like the rise of populism and Brexit underline the need for finding new ways of citizen involvement. With Open Power, this is achieved through impersonation of different personas through a game format, thereby understanding the arguments and positions of others that we do or donʼt agree with, in order to start a dialogue and manage to find compromises and ideas rather than creating polarised votes (yes or no).
Using the format of a participatory game with a uniform way of communication does not exclude people from the conversations.