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Getting people to create things collectively- and be happy with the result.

Opening of the democracy doorbell

Yesterday was just another day at the People Speak. I was asked to make a short speech for the opening of a doorbell at the V2 electronic arts centre in Rotterdam. The reason was that the doorbell had been commissioned as the result of our unique game show decision making format,  “Who Wants to Be…?” which was put on by The People Speak. Somehow, the participants decided to spend their collected money on a doorbell, after rejecting other great ideas such as a brewery for kids, a guerilla nut tree campaign, or an artists’ bootcamp for politicians.

In a great example of how democracy works, two ideas; a commemorative plaque and an artists’ doorbell were merged to produce the plaque commemorating the doorbell.


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