Within the framework of the documenta 14 performance “Meeting Democracy”, we were able to arouse much interest in the participation process “Citizenreports with Planning Cells” as a concrete approach to a lived democracy.

On a daily basis, performances of half-hour citizen reports with groups of five random visitors were held, who jointly worked on a question and drew up three statements. Subsequently, the participants received five spots each to evaluate the statements of all groups.

On the first three days, 8 groups prepared 25 statements on the question:

What are the most pressing problems we are facing in the world?

The main subjects were:


For the following four days we developed the following question from the assessments of the participants:

How can we face economic and political inequality in the world?

11 groups worked out 30 proposals. The most frequently mentioned topics were:

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September 1, 2017