The project is the design process of a collective functioning method to enable the members of a society to take part in the structure of governing their society, directly through open-sourcing the legislation/regulations. The concept departs from the disappointment with the representative systems in organizing societies, and observation of available tools (namely the internet) that can replace or challenge the current system in place. The project invites thinkers, artists, programmers, social scientists, political scientists, financial professionals, and the public to take part in a conversation, in order to eventually design a blueprint by which we can build any open-sourced legislated society.
As the initiator I plan and implement the program of the project and I develop the blueprint design by including other people into the conversation during the events, workshops and the presentation. You can follow the https://opensourcegovernance.com/, Twitter or the Facebook page to learn about the announcements of the future presentations.
Project Open Source Governance has joined forces with MAMA Rotterdam since January 2017 where we held many of our sessions. During the sessions, we discuss the idea itself, the past discussions and develop new clues by creating a dynamic dialog. The project has also travelled in different educational institutions in the form of collective decision-making workshops.
For a more extensive elaboration about the project, and the documentation from the sessions please visit:
Here is the latest version of the blueprint's design:
In 2017 I received a Research and Development fund by CBK Rotterdam. This fund enabled me to carry on with this project. Later in 2018, CBK Rotterdam published a book in which the projects receiving the Research and Development fund by CBK Rotterdam (between 2014 and 2017) were reviewed. Project Open Source Governance was specially featured in the book as an interview, and an artist talk in early 2019 Art Rotterdam. Also, a film by Mirjam Somers en photographer Bas Czerwinski, in co-operation with Nicole Sciarone was made in 2018. Commissioned by CBK Rotterdam.