You and the Swarms – Figures of Thought for Big Democracies

Which figures of thought do we employ to conceptualize our democracies? How do we relate to the the size and the resulting indirectness of our democracy? What feelings and fantasies do they make us entertain? I’m not only interested in concepts of voting and being represented, but also in dealing with media, bureaucracy and institutions: all the things through which we learn about and get into contact with our democracy.

The performative talk consists of short stories and accompanying illustrations.

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