Why     open democracy,    the we & the statedesperately need each otherOuti Kuittinen, tutkija/researcher, Demos Helsinki...
(Open) democratic process
Whyopen democracy and  the state need      the ’we’
ECI on 30 km/h speed limit by NGOs                  Photo of Critical mass: hugovk, flickr Creative Commons    Citizen move...
Dodo’s urban farmers                                      Photo: Dodo ryMay 2009: Little knowledge, lots ofenthusiastic ha...
Photo: Dodo ryCitizen movements nurture active citizens that are interested in, and capable of, grasping the        opport...
Photo: Dodo ry                                  Open ministry  The state is slow and its resources are limited.Without cit...
Photo: Dodo rySeptember 2009: Sharing the enthusiasm
Photo: Dodo ry                  In citizen                 movements              ‘me’ becomes ’we’April 2012: Urban farmi...
Photo: Dodo ry                     A ’we’ that                    understands a                    bigger picture         ...
Why   the ‘we’ needsopen democracy and     the state
When people move,structures move
21st century citizen actionass: hugovk, flickr Creative
21st century citizen action       fast-paced projects, temporary       combines virtual and live environments       quickl...
(Open) democratic process
Open democracy =ass: hugovk, flickr Creative                                           +
What kind of action by citizen  groups and communities open   democracy needs to become    more than just a potential?ass:...
Let’s co-think that  in the workshop.                    Outi Kuittinen                  Demos Helsinki         outi.kuitt...
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A talk given by Outi Kuittinen at Open knowledge festival in Helsinki on why open democracy, the we and the state desperately need, and can't exist without, each other. More on OK fest: okfestival.org/open-democracy-and-citizen-movements/

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  1. 1. Why open democracy, the we & the statedesperately need each otherOuti Kuittinen, tutkija/researcher, Demos Helsinki +358 50 326 55 82 outi.kuittinen@demos.fi
  2. 2. (Open) democratic process
  3. 3. Whyopen democracy and the state need the ’we’
  4. 4. ECI on 30 km/h speed limit by NGOs Photo of Critical mass: hugovk, flickr Creative Commons Citizen movements create (better) things to decide on
  5. 5. Dodo’s urban farmers Photo: Dodo ryMay 2009: Little knowledge, lots ofenthusiastic hands
  6. 6. Photo: Dodo ryCitizen movements nurture active citizens that are interested in, and capable of, grasping the opportunities of open democracySeptember 2009: Sharing the enthusiasm
  7. 7. Photo: Dodo ry Open ministry The state is slow and its resources are limited.Without citizen movements people’s possibilities to make use of the tools of open democracy remain weak.
  8. 8. Photo: Dodo rySeptember 2009: Sharing the enthusiasm
  9. 9. Photo: Dodo ry In citizen movements ‘me’ becomes ’we’April 2012: Urban farming centre opens
  10. 10. Photo: Dodo ry A ’we’ that understands a bigger picture created together through action Instead of me, ’a self-service king’, doomed to make individual choices and Keski-Pasilan suunnitelma carry the responsibilitiesKuva: Helsingin kaupungin kaavoituskatsaus
  11. 11. Why the ‘we’ needsopen democracy and the state
  12. 12. When people move,structures move
  13. 13. 21st century citizen actionass: hugovk, flickr Creative
  14. 14. 21st century citizen action fast-paced projects, temporary combines virtual and live environments quickly forms networks across the world combines people’s different capabilities open processes, information sharing, deliberation non-hierarchical, averse to formal organisation is based on trust of being peers and trust is developedass: hugovk, flickr Creative through action ”we + just like me” lived experience >< representative democratic process > new action is not able to connect to it and its potential of moving structures is lost
  15. 15. (Open) democratic process
  16. 16. Open democracy =ass: hugovk, flickr Creative +
  17. 17. What kind of action by citizen groups and communities open democracy needs to become more than just a potential?ass: hugovk, flickr Creative What new links btw we and the state is needed? = new type of partnership btw goverment and citizen action?
  18. 18. Let’s co-think that in the workshop. Outi Kuittinen Demos Helsinki outi.kuittinen@demos.fi www.demos.fi slideshare.net/demoshelsinkifacebook.com/groups/8838070791/ flickr.com/photos/demoshelsinki Dodo: kaupunkiviljely.fi kaantopoyta.fi

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