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Proposal: Democracy: What happened?

Proposed by hyksos
Completed!

3 meetings took place:
Democracy: what happened? voting session
already happened: 1 Nov 2016 19:00 — 21:00

Democracy: what happened?
already happened: 8 Nov 2016 21:00 — ???

Democracy: wot 'appened?
already happened: 8 Jun 2017 21:20 — ???

Temporary is closing on 1 September 2017. No further experiments will be scheduled, though you can still pledge Temps as supported experiments may form a starting programme for the post-Temporary project.

Description:

Democracy: What happened? is an experiment to dissect the corpse of the democratic process on the night of the 2016 US presidential election, aka the western world's ultimate clusterfuck of a flawed political process/reality show.


In addition to watching the election results roll in, throughout the evening various subprogrammes will take place that will examine the current state of democracy and play with the theme and format using those who choose to attend as subjects. We look to Temporary's community to propose workshops, talks, performances or other sub-experiments that will start around (or before) midnight and run until around 3:00 AM, when the first results will start to be announced.


This is not just a chance to rant and rave, but hopefully some sort of way we can collectively, therapeutically work through the crisis undergoing liberal capitalism today, so let's consider anything to be fair game: Brexit, Finnish politics, Eurovision, or the fake-democratic system of proposals/pledges at Temporary.


Please use this proposal page to propose your own ideas as comments (below!).


One week before (1 November), we will democratically "vote" to choose the programme. On election night (8 November) we'll actually do it. In addition to whatever activities take place, we will also try to collectively prepare food and drink so we can all get through this together. And bring pillows, it's gonna be a late night.

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Goals:

* To rapidly, collectively programme an evening of interactions around a theme


* To examine and critique systems of power


* To genuinely seek a better understanding of politics and our own agency as creative, independent people


* To support each other through what might be a painful evening


* To think about what might come next

Timeframe:

8 November from 22:00 - 05:00; also 1 November: voting session held during Temporary's regular Tuesday night

How often will this happend?:
3 meetings proposed
Intended participants:

anyone! Content will have an American focus given the evening and who proposed this, unless you can suggest some better ideas!

Discussion:

This experiment proposal has comments.
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hyksos pledged in support of this proposal!
October 10, 2016 21:17
hyksos has pledged 17Ŧ to this proposal.

Pledge spent at 2016-10-19 08:22:29 +0000

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Justin Tyler Tate pledged in support of this proposal!
October 10, 2016 21:19
Justin Tyler Tate has pledged 10Ŧ to this proposal.

Pledge spent at 2016-10-19 08:22:31 +0000

I propose a 3am karaoke hour where only songs which are relavent to the election are allowed to be sung...For example I would sing REM's 'It's the end of the world as we know it'.

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Egle Oddo pledged in support of this proposal!
October 11, 2016 14:59
Egle Oddo has pledged 5Ŧ to this proposal.

Pledge spent at 2016-10-19 08:22:33 +0000

I want to cry together all night. Even without any alcool involved. And I want to play Don Hertzfeldt cartoons in the background: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9l7sxPLhOQk

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Katarina Meister (Kata_Meister) pledged in support of this proposal!
October 17, 2016 00:39
Kata_Meister has pledged 20Ŧ to this proposal.

Pledge spent at 2016-10-19 08:22:34 +0000

I propose a poetry night where people can take the most popular songs from US top 100 list and read them out aloud, so st like a poetry night...when others dislike the poem they can get involved and start reading out another one aloud

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Agnieszka Pokrywka (agnes_pockels) pledged in support of this proposal!
October 18, 2016 20:44
agnes_pockels has pledged 18Ŧ to this proposal.

Pledge spent at 2016-10-19 08:22:36 +0000

I'll bring with me a big map of the world. It will be a usual map however representing the globe upside down. Based on that we will tell the stories of domination, politics and economy of the countries pictured there. Lets see how our Americentric/Europocentric ways will survive that.

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hyksos pledged in support of this proposal!
October 19, 2016 11:47
hyksos has pledged 63Ŧ to this proposal.

Pledge spent at 2016-10-29 12:37:23 +0000

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hyksos says....
October 22, 2016 14:02

Proposal: Democratic Confessions


There will be a voting booth constructed in Temporary for the 1 November vote on this programme. On 8 November, throughout the night, the booth will be open for anyone to enter and re-cast as a confession booth. Participants will be interviewed about their feelings about citizenship, politics, and democracy, plus anything else they'd like to get off their chests. Interviews will be filmed, if they consent, and I'll give 50 Temps to everyone who does.

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Justin Tyler Tate says....
October 26, 2016 17:58

I propose we explore the culinary traditions of the USA.

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hyksos says....
October 26, 2016 18:14

Jeez, Justin Tyler Tate, could you expand on that maybe a bit ..!?!?±!

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Ernest Truely says....
October 29, 2016 16:16

I propose to give new hairstyles to ready ourselves for incoming regimes.

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hyksos says....
November 01, 2016 17:50

Proposal from christina.stadlbauer (who didn't bring her computer):


Diversity of Voting Protocols:
Collaborative experimental exploration of different voting procedures. Could be a discussion or workshop or hands-on/hands-up.

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hyksos says....
November 01, 2016 19:11

OK ballots are ready....

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hyksos says....
June 06, 2017 17:11

Holy shit, the UK is having an election on Thursday. The fate of that country lies in the hands of the same people who voted for Brexit. AAAAAAUGH!


Therefore I reactivate this proposal to hold a special last-minute session of DEMOCRACY: WHAT HAPPENED?

This will also serve as the going away party for Justin Tyler Tate without whom Temporary will have far fewer experiments.

Let's do it!

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Justin Tyler Tate pledged in support of this proposal!
June 06, 2017 17:12
Justin Tyler Tate has pledged 50Ŧ to this proposal.

Pledge spent at 2017-06-07 09:29:02 +0000

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hyksos pledged in support of this proposal!
June 06, 2017 17:13
hyksos has pledged 31Ŧ to this proposal.

Pledge spent at 2017-06-07 09:29:04 +0000

YEAH YEAH YEAH

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