Taking democracy from arrogance to intimacy at TEDxRhodes
For many of us, democracy has become arrogant, controlling and controlled by the wrong people. In this video I talk about how we can put people back at the centre, making democracy open, co-productive and intimate.
Democracy is broken, we despair at the rise of bureaucracy and we feel ignored. I want to challenge us to rebuild democracy so that it becomes inviting, inclusive and intimate. If we become active citizens, when we start to see society as a network things can change. A networked society means focusing on mutuality, trust and co-creation. When we become intimate we create an intention to shift power so that it’s used ‘with’ us; for the benefit of all not the privilege of the few.