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About Us

Designing Open Democracy is an Australian operated forum of process engineers, social architects and philosophers aiming to explore the ways that technology, engineering and design of social systems can be applied to every levels of society.

We are nonpartisan and also agnostic to any particular democratic innovative approach, aiming to help foster tighter consensus and collaboration between all political parties and organisation towards a stronger and healthier democracy.

In our podcast you will find detailed discussions in potential opportunities for reforming of existing democratic institutions; from local organisations to national governments around the world through technology or other practices. Our aim is to improve democracy: we think this can best be done by providing a forum for discussing democracy proposals, ideas, and to foster collaboration between people who would like to participate in democracy reform.

Designing Open Democracy will not presume any form of democratic system to be superior, but is a forum for discussion and practical planning on how such system may be implemented. In addition, this meetup will not be exclusive to any political party, but be a forum for members of various parties, groups and individuals to come together to trade ideas related to open democracy and evaluate their strengths and weaknesses.

TL;DR: We are an nonpartisan and agnostic democracy advocacy group for promoting greater interaction between relevant stakeholders involved in developing a more unified and stronger democracy.


To subscribe to our podcast just search for "Designing Open Democracy" in your local podcast App or or Apple Podcast.

Youtube Channel

We have a youtube channel where we post any videos recordings of meetings and events Click here to browse our video list at YouTube

World Wide Channels

If you have telegram you can also join our instant messaging chatroom:

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If you have discord you can also join our instant messaging chatroom:

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Australia Meets

If you are in Melbourne Australia, you can join us in person via our meetup:

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This website is also a static site wiki, where you can contribute information of various democracy projects of note.

Contact us if you want to add any particular information to it.

If you got some git skills, then feel free to make a pull request directly on our repository at github

Please read Policies and guidelines to understand what we seek and what we allow in this wiki.

To start contributing, you are recommended to join our telegram channel where we coordinate on what articles needs to be created or maintained.