The canovaccio of the Demopractic Work
The method that Cittadellarte is experimenting with in different places in the world makes it possible to activate citizens’ participation which, if extended to the whole of society, makes government by the people a feasible possibility. It is articulated in three stages, or Scenes: Mapping, Forum, Workshops. The method initiated by Cittadellarte refers to the 17 SDGs of the UN 2030 Agenda, a useful tool to define the main areas of action, in connection with territorial needs: from energy to food, from production to intercultural dialogue, from design to agriculture, from culture to politics, from waste management to water.
It is based on the principle of trinamics, whereby deliberations are reached by comparing different and even opposing views, according to the method of synthesis between thesis and antithesis expressed by the philosophy of the Third Paradise.
Freedom of expression and public debate are necessary for maintaining healthy balances within a civil society (based on democratic principles) and for building a real community.
The course of actions is designed so that citizens, together, find solutions, open dialogues, debate on issues, become passionate and understand the importance of teamwork, dialectics and demopratic political commitment, where praxis (practice, action) gives value to the decision-making cràtos (power) of the people.