Design Display 05: Democracy

July - November 2017, Autostadt, Wolfsburg

Democracy

Electronic democracy’s primary idea is getting more citizens involved in democratic processes via the Internet. Until now, security concerns have been an obstacle. Now, blockchain enables new encryption technology that makes online communication and information storage more secure. Finding meaningful uses for new technologies is one of design’s tasks.

Local Participation: What’s the Secret to Success?

Locals often don’t have much influence on city planning. PlanBude Hamburg has designed participatory processes for the Esso buildings in the city’s St. Pauli neighborhood that show how creative forms of participation can enable local democracy. They successfully negotiated the interests of everyone involved and developed unexpected solutions. Design Display introduces PlanBude and the group’s approach to democratic city planning.

How Does E-democracy Work?

Electronic democracy’s primary idea is getting more citizens involved in democratic processes via the Internet. Until now, security concerns have been an obstacle. Now, blockchain enables new encryption technology that makes online communication and information storage more secure. Finding meaningful uses for new technologies is one of design’s tasks. In three audio features, Design Display introduces the functions of blockchain technology and application examples for e-governance and e-participation.

 
Duration: July - November 2017, Autostadt, Wolfsburg
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