Culture Hacking for Open Government: How to Use Art, Film, and Pop Culture to Up Our Impact

15:10 - 16:30
Room 202, Shaw Centre

For open government to realize its potential, there needs to be greater public understanding of what it is, how it works, and why it matters. This session will focus on how to issues of transparent, paticipatory, and accountable governance in public dialogue by using art and culture. A panel of makers, strategists, and funders of notable works on democracy and social justice will discuss:
  1. When and how to use cultural approaches, whether as part of existing initiatives or as standalone efforts
  2. Pros and cons of different mediums, including film, art, and other media
  3. How to translate wonky concepts into compelling popular narrative
  4. How to work with artists, mediamakers, and cultural institutions—both process guidelines and practical tips
The session will close by sharing projects that presenters are currently developing, and inviting input from attendees. In this way, we hope to serve as a networking / matchmaking mechanism, to foster great collaboration between the open government community and culture-shapers.

Theme: Open track

Livestream: No

Open to media: Yes

Organizers: Reboot

Languages available: English, French

Event type: Panel


Sarah Corbett: Founder, Craftivist Collective, UK, Richard Pietro: Founder, Open Toronto, Canada

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