#CivicChat - The MOVE - Building The New Civic Infrastructure: Institutions & Partnership
Join this #CivicChat's panelists:
- Ceasar McDowell (Twitter: @CeasarMcdowell), Founder, The Move & Professor of Civic Design, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
- Ayushi Roy (Twitter: @ayushikroy), Co-Host, The Move Podcast, Civic Designer & Research Fellow, The GovLab @ NYU
The conversation will focus on the newly launched civic design platform, The Move (@themovemit). The Move is a movement to rebuild our public’s muscle for democracy. Why is it that the voting booth is currently the only way for government to measure the pulse of the people? Not only does governance need to be redesigned to improve public engagement processes, but also to include a “public” that is increasingly beautiful in its complexity.
The Move aims to bring together people of all backgrounds who are seeking to facilitate real civic engagement in today’s democracies. This includes researchers, leaders, academics, and politicians, as well as artists, community organizers, and ordinary citizens -- the people that, at The Move, call “the front lines of our democracy.” Together, The Move will support cities, communities, and other institutions in creating the space needed to peacefully struggle and make meaningful progress in a democracy.