#FuturGov Design Concept – Countermonuments

Countermonuments Victor Betriu (ELISAVA, Barcelona, Spain) Ensuring equal rights and the acceptance of marginal collectives This project explores how cities might change if political discourse that claims to be inclusive and utopian were taken seriously. How can we move away from thinking of public space as a spectacle or consumer product? What would urban misery look like, if it acquired dignity, beauty and functionality? In this future, public monuments are no longer about erecting a

#FuturGov Design Concept – Sherlock

Sherlock - Citizen Decision-making Amber Ruske, Chenyu Hou, Poorume Yoo, Wenxiu Yang, Yuneui Choi (University of the Arts London, UK) Providing better decision making and public service delivery through the use of a mobile app and AI Sherlock is a platform that people can access to submit opinions they have on the policy proposals. The purpose of platform is to provide better decision making and public service delivery to citizens, while promoting open democracy. It

#FuturGov Design Concept – Mayor Bot

Mayor Bot Erika Cortese, Giulia Mangolini, Chiara Piva, Simone Piuri, Giovanni Roccabianca (Politecnico di Milano, Milan, Italy) Bringing new forms of evidence on policy issues via an AI digital agent The Mayor Bot is an artificial digital agent based on big and open data. It can influence the decision-making process and suggest possible alternatives scenarios making the visualization and usage of data more natural for policymakers. The Mayor Bot becomes a data-driven voice capable of

#FuturGov Design Concept – Citizen as Policy Influencer

Citizen as Policy Influencer Clara Llamas, Jessica Venø, Tracy Gordon, Tianyuan Wei (University of the Arts London, UK) Engaging citizens in policy making through local councils and open discussions We present a future scenario where citizens are an active part of local policy making. In 2030 all citizens receive an income to spend part of their time as policy makers. This was made possible in an act of government in 2020 for citizens to engage

#FuturGov Design Concept – WeActiv

WeActiv Kateryna Bielobrova, Maja Krajewska, Martyna Nawrocka (School of Form, University SWPS, Poznan, Poland) Obtaining access to public services based on daily physical exercising WeActiv is an app created to connect people via mandatory physical exercises. Everyone, in this future scenario, is obliged to do daily physical exercises in order to access medical services. As an incentive, WeActiv proposes sport activities in the user's neighborhood, gathering people in groups. This helps diversify the type of

#FuturGov Design Concept – XCertificate

XCertificate Miquel Cardiel (ELISAVA, Barcelona, Spain) Self-organising citizens defending their interests Consumers want to know about the origins of the food they buy. Distributed digital ledgers (such as blockchain) provide an easy way to certify that the backstories of the foodstuffs they buy are genuine. Transparency comes with blockchain-based timestamping of a date and location. In this future, as a result of globalisation major world powers are no longer so powerful. There is, instead, a

#FuturGov Design Concept – Art + Democracy

Art + Democracy William Doherty (MA Interaction Design, Malmö University, Sweden) Using public, participatory art to enhance democracy and political participation This concept harnesses art’s potential for social change by taking advantage of the new ways technology can facilitate deeper engagement with citizens, utilising the potential of public, participatory art to enhance democracy and political participation. Drawing upon the aesthetic thought of philosopher John Dewey this concept envisions a future practice in which art functions

#FuturGov Design Concept – Immersive Serious Gamification

Immersive Serious Gamification as a Simulation Tool Michele Cipollone, Rui Lu, Runqiong Wang, Sujin Park (MA Service Experience Design and Innovation, University of Arts London, London College of Communication, UK) Supporting participatory policy making with the use of new technologies The combination of 1) super Artificial Intelligence (sAI), 2) Virtual Reality (VR), 3) a detailed Immersive Interactive Experience (IIE) and 3) Serious Gaming (SG) could help governments to develop and check with citizens the best

#FuturGov Design Concept – New Governance Models

The Parliament of Nature Kristina Lindström, Per Linde, Åsa Ståhl, Per-Anders Hillgren, Ann Light, Ida Nord, Willhelm Ast, Pille Prulman Wengefeldt (Malmö University, Sweden) Machine learning used to bring voices from nature into participatory decision making The Parliament of Nature brings forward voices and concerns from a wide array of actors on the planet: humans, animals, trees, rivers etc. It is responsible for making decisions about investments and development projects that influence nature or planetary