- Date de réalisation : 19 Mai 2017
- Durée du programme : 11 min
- Classification Dewey : Droits civils et politiques
3 - PublicDemoS Public Space Democracy
Public space is the place for assembly, the hub of democracy as well as the manifestation of power and (dis)empowerment of persons. PublicDemoS Project explores the ways in which new forms of public agency extend politics to everyday life experiences by avenues of artistic expressions and aesthetic forms. The core aim of this project is to understand new politics of performative citizenship and public (un)making in multicultural settings.
Project Directed by Nilüfer Göle
International Study Group on New Forms of Public Agency
Meeting 19th of May 2017
New forms of public agency carried by persons and in collectivity bring forth the everyday life politics, the phenomenological dimensions of politics. Citizens acting together and enacting in public, manifest collectively their presence, are resetting democratic agendas and questioning pre-established social contracts. The traditional Public Square or Maïdan becomes the hub of urban democratic imaginaries as actors from different horizons and array of groups occupy the place and turn it into a theatrical scene. Public space democracy emerges on its own political terms, in distinction from avenues of parties and voting. New forms of public agency in relation to social movements, but also in difference from political collective action and intrinsically related to the person and to the subjective realm will be examined.