Designing Open Democracy

November 27, 2020 Jaskiran Gakhal, Participedia Team
October 25, 2020 mofosyne

Designing Open Democracy is an Australian-operated forum of process engineers, social architects and philosophers aiming to explore the ways that technology, engineering and design of social systems can be applied to every level of society.

Mission and Purpose

Designing Open Democracy aims to be nonpartisan and agnostic to any particular democratic innovative approach, in order "to help foster tighter consensus and collaboration between all political parties and organisation towards a stronger and healthier democracy". In order to do so, they host forums for discussing democratic proposals, ideas, and to foster collaboration between relevant stakeholders who would like to participate in democracy reform.

Origins and Development

Organizational Structure, Membership, and Funding

Specializations, Methods and Tools

The organization hosts a podcast which enables "detailed discussions on potential opportunities for reforming of existing democratic institutions; from local organisations to national governments around the world through technology or other practices."

"Designing Open Democracy will not presume any form of democratic system to be superior, but is a forum for discussion and practical planning on how such system may be implemented. In addition, this meetup will not be exclusive to any political party, but be a forum for members of various parties, groups and individuals to come together to trade ideas related to open democracy and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses." [1]

Major Projects and Events

Analysis and Lessons Learned


See Also


[1] Designing Open Democracy. About Us. Retrieved 11/26/2020,

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