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About Designing Open Democracy

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.

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.


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.

You can subscribe to the podcast in your podcast app of choice, or on, Spotify or Apple Podcasts.

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

Join the Discussion


Check out our Meetup page for events taking place online and in person in Melbourne, Australia.


If you have the messaging app Telegram you can join our instant messaging chatroom. Click here for an invite to our Telegram channel.