WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO
Modern institutions have not kept up with the rapid social and technological changes of the 21st century, and cling to convention rather than embrace experimentation and creativity. Our world is a networked and decentralized one, yet organizations remain largely heirarchical in structure. There is little truly democratic decision-making in schools, workplaces, neighborhoods, and yes, governments.
Democracy Creative is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit founded in 2019 to model a truly democratic society, one which:
- Encourages the widespread adoption of citizens’ assemblies as a “fourth branch of government” to find consensus on complex public issues
- Revives the ancient democratic practice of sortition (lottery selection) to bring more regular people into the political process
- Incorporates democratic deliberation into the fabric of all public institutions, such as schools, hospitals, and large companies
- Utilizes art, technology and design to make self-governance relevant, dynamic, and beautiful
Democracy is one of the great unsolved problems of humanity. Its true realization demands a lot from people, but it promises more: a way to live freely together, to peacefully resolve differences, and collaborate rather than control.