Welcome to DDP, the Democracy and Design Platform!
DDP seeks to gather, analyze and give visibility to initiatives that are directly or indirectly linked to the issues posed by “Stand Up for Democracy”: the open letter that Ezio Manzini and Victor Margolin addressed to the design community in March 2017. The purpose of the letter was to stimulate activities which, by discussing the relationship between democracy and design, clearly express in a propositive and proactive way our concern in the design world over the attacks on democracy currently underway in several countries.
Open Letter to the Design Community: Stand Up For Democracy
1. We are in difficult and dangerous times. For many years, we lived in a world that, despite its problems, was nevertheless committed to principles of democracy in which human rights, fundamental freedoms, and opportunities for personal development, were increasing. Today, this picture has changed profoundly. There are attacks on democracy in several countries - including those where democracy had seemed to be unshakable.