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Day 1 - 8am to 1pm: Introducing
Day 1, 2, 3 - 1pm to 2pm: Having lunch
Day 1, 2, 3 lunches: Shouting, arguing and planning
Day 4 - from 6pm to 10pm: Breaking in the headmaster’s office
Day 5, 6, 7 - from 12pm to 3am: Making peace on the platform
Day 7 - from 0am to 3am: Making noise
Facing the questionnable urgency of participative innovation and its means like service design, invading up to our institutions; Adel Cersaque came on to put together the Gov’Jam workshop: Gov’Jam, a political story. By making new use of the mediation tools of service design (as in fast learning, express repeated deadlines and framed debates), its goal was thus not to design small scale institutional tools but rather to rethink, as a whole and all bouderies aside, a brand new political system in seven days.
Framing these few days of intense production, the dinner table became the set of a three and a half hour lecture*, three lunchs and long lively debates throughout which a dozen of students with undefined political views exposed real political desires through storytelling.
Their tale took the form of an “allohistory”: by making the 2010’s belgian political crisis last for a hundred years, they shaped a new direct democracy based on online agoras. The story, however, consciously depicted the system from its birth to its fall.
*On political systems as a whole and the various application of organizational patterns throughout history. As an intermission, guest lecturers and participants Victor Lebeau and Sarah Garcin gave a talk on the Libre software movement and its use in politics.
Going back home