Tue 2nd April 2019

Re-Imagining Democracy - You Decide

Re-Imagining Democracy - You Decide

As part of the Imagine Festival fourteen brave individuals pitched their creative ideas to re-imagine democracy! Each hoping for a share of £3000 made courtesy of the Building Change Trust. Ideas ranged from Democracy Games to a mental health arts and crafts drop-in. Ideas simply had to be fair, legal, feasible and non-party political.

We were delighted to have local weather presenter Barra Best hosting the event and he even threw in a few weather related puns! and we created our own PB weather map. Each participant received 5 votes to share across their favourite ideas with a 1 vote per idea rule.

The winning ideas included:

  • Maghera Park Action Group (£465) - drone video with the community to help save the local park
  • The 343 (£470) - mental health arts and crafts drop-in
  • Sailortown Regeneration (£408) - campaign video for St Joseph's Church regeneration
  • Collaboration for Change (£500) - citizen collaboration and idea generation workshop
  • Here NI (£408) - voter registration event for LGBT+ community
  • VIEW Digital (£500) - participatory journalism event
  • PB in Schools wildcard (£250) - PB workshop for children

Thank you to everyone who came along and participated on the day. We will be holding a celebratory event on Wednesday 19 June 2019 at 5pm in the Crescent Arts Centre to hear how each of the ideas progressed - everyone is welcome!