#FuturGov Design Concept – ReBirth

ReBirth Akanksha Gupta, Jennifer Wieskopf, Rotem Fisch, Lisa Cagnin, Elisa Pirola (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) Giving citizenship in exchange for data tracking Rebirth is a data-driven system run by a private enterprise that enables international mobility. It offers a means for people without proper documentation to obtain a legal footprint and empowers them to change their fate. Immigrants are relocated to suit the demand of private companies, which employ them. Governments guarantee legal citizenship to

#FuturGov Design Concept – The Consumption Show

The Consumption Show Akanksha Gupta, Jennifer Wieskopf, Rotem Fisch, Lisa Cagnin, Elisa Pirola (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) Access to public services depending on individual performance measured through data surveillance The Consumption Show is a system that benchmarks and visualizes individual citizens’ waste, energy and water performance through an open dashboard. Making this data trackable and accessible creates a new social contract on environmental responsibility, directly affecting citizenship rights. The system, thus, creates a framework for

#FuturGov Design Concept – Tailored Taxes

Tailored Taxes Helena Amor, Miro Peloso, Ellen Wolf and Lisa Moser (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Switzerland) Giving society a voice in governmental decisions when filing taxes An existing touch-point where government and citizens connect is the tax-return system. Filing the tax-return will become a pleasant and interesting experience and make people engage with government decision making. It will directly enable citizens to decide in which public policy area 30% of their tax

#FuturGov Design Concept – Garbage Privacy

Garbage Privacy Viktoriia Baran, Agnieszka Bartosz, Anna Kavouras (School of Form, University SWPS, Poznan, Poland) Losing freedom of choice and privacy through the constant monitoring of data The concept invites you to decide which path you would take in the face of a difficult choice. People are offered two options: 1) total lack of privacy or control of their own data and the transfer of all data to digital companies in exchange for access to

#FuturGov Design Concept – Voting Systems

New voting processes Nora Furer, Jan Gertsch and Jonathan Grubenmann (Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts) Participating in voting by integrating digital innovations Instead of receiving voting letters, like in the past, citizens simply follow a link sent to their smartphone by the government. After an automatic face recognition security check, citizens activate their personal voting account, where they receive access to brief and objective informational videos, explaining the subjects being voted upon, as

#FuturGov Design Concept – AI-driven Service Delivery

AI-driven Service Delivery Carlos Canali , Zhen Li, Chien Yu Lin, Chia Ying Tsai (University of the Arts London, UK) Government acts as an insurance company, defining the tax amount by measuring the individual's risk potential DISCLAIMER: The document presents a speculative fiction perspective. The brand names and products shown do not at all have any relationship to the real brands and do not relate to any functionality or specifications of the real products or

#FuturGov Design Concept – Democracy Contract

Democracy Contract Per-Anders Hillgren, Erika Augustinsson, Maria Collings, Richard Gullstrand, Anna Landeborg, Johan Lidmark, Jeanette Flodqvist, Mikael Jung, Julia Magnusson, Kontie Moussa, Rozalia Weisz, Anna Åkerberg (Malmö University, Sweden) Developing a new social contract for broader citizen engagement in policy making A new social contract will be developed that demands extensive efforts from citizens to engage in democracy. In return they receive basic income. The contract will contain different elements across a citizen’s lifetime. (1) Democracy

#FuturGov Design Concept – The Maverick Programme

Erasmus 3 - The Maverick Programme Davide Minighin, Davide Susca, Gianvito Fanelli, Alessandra Bari, Elena Panciroli, Sara Gabbioni (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) Using youth exchange programs to develop knowledge on policy systems This program engages youngsters into the civic and governmental decision-making processes of countries/cities where they are hosted for a residency period. It is a   similar to Eramus, but focused on policy-making. The aim is to help young people develop knowledge about different

#FuturGov Design Concept – Citizen Voices

Citizens Voices Himanshu Rohilla, Interaction Design (Malmö University, Sweden) Home voice assistants acting as touch points for citizens to interact with their governments Home voice assistants are used on the local level to enable a higher participatory form of democracy. These assistants in the future will act as touch points for citizens to interact with their government. The role of government would be that of a service provider, ensuring implementation of policies and running the

#FuturGov Design Concepts – Extended Self

Extended Self Citizen Activism and Control Mateo Palazzi (ELISAVA, Barcelona, Spain) Merging humans and their virtual mirrors to generate a world of diffuse and intertwined possibilities Many people consider their appearance and their reputation on social networks of utmost importance. By performing the daily virtual management of their own image, these ‘curators of the self’ hit an inflexion point where real life and virtual life act are intertwined. Alienated by a continuous feed of excessive