don’t look at what is argued about, but what is taken for granted.
Public life is changing. Systems and civic institutions that we've relied on for hundreds of years are rapidly becoming obsolete. At the same time technology is both challenging and enhancing basic concepts that we've come to take for granted like citizenship, privacy and ownership.
We want to do something about it. CIVIC is a group of people and organisations that are exploring how new tools, technologies and social contracts can protect and enhance the citizen sector in the twenty first century.
We will address questions of ownership, economics, governance, citizenship, the public, the common good – drawing lines from the past, towards the future of something that we rarely think of as something to be designed: democracy itself.