Participatory Budgeting – an event

I’ve been contacted by Saul who is organising an evening of participatory budgeting, where the budget comes from those who turn up.

On the 9th October, a London based art collective ‘The People Speak’ conduct a radical experiment in live entertainment. ‘Who Wants to Be?’ mixes democratic decision-making, interactive animation and improvisation into a dangerously spontaneous game show.

Using a computer vision voting system designed for use by hoards of rowdy people, the audience at the Albany Theatre in Deptford will be asked to decide how to spend a £1000 cash pot: the entire box office takings!

But unlike other so-called ‘democratic’ game shows on TV, ‘Who Wants to Be’ takes the idea of audience participation to its most creative and potentially surreal conclusions. By suggesting ideas to the host and then voting, the audience can even change the rules of the game itself.

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About Andrew Brown

I live in Lewisham, South East London, and spent 9 years as a Labour councillor in the borough between 1997 and 2006.
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