We think its time that some of the issues facing democracy were approached from a completely new angle. What if the people asked to solve some of these problems were not MPs? What if they were designers, artists and architects? What if instead of legal and political solutions, there were creative ones? If we were to start afresh, how would we do things differently?
In 2009 we setup Common of Houses: No Expense Spared which asked for creative soloutions to the MP’s housing system. During that competition it became clear that most entrants were keen to see other aspects of politics redesigned. Therefore in 2010 we are asking creatives to look at the setup of voting and how elections work. See below links for more info.
NO EXPENSE SPARED
A competition to design creative solutions to the MP’s two home expense problem. [Competition Closed 22.07.2009]
A competition to redesign the voting system.
[Competition launches 22 March and runs until 19 April]