This facilitated conversation and interactive workshop asks: Why is Australia not seeing a tidal rise of young women, and women of colour, rising up in politics?
The event brings together a range of perspectives, from youth activists, the Melbourne School of Government, Democracy in Colour, artists, and designers who specialise in systems re-design, to talk through some of the road blocks and what can be done to create better political systems that speak to and for women.
The audience—that’s you—will then be invited to get interactive and a little bit witchy, too! You will be asked to metaphorically ‘burn it to the ground’ by placing all your thoughts about what doesn’t work about the current political system into a cauldron. From that starting point, participants will be invited to answer the question: What next?
Using a facilitated design and systems mapping process, you are invited to get creative, draw and use storytelling to identify where the blocking points are. You’ll re-design the entire system from the ground up, from the ways people enter politics, to the offline mechanisms used to cast votes, to the design of the two-party Westminister system and even the gendered nature of the physical design of Parliament House. Don’t miss this!