Every year, Connect-the-Dots chooses a topic; a social construct (i.e. “something that appears to be natural and obvious to people who accept it, but may not represent reality, and so it remains largely an invention or artifice of a given society”), and we dissect it. We look at the big picture and then break the construct down into the individual experiences that create it.
In the spirit of the elections and the intense political climate, in 2016 we presented DEMOCRITIQUE,
a two-day event that explored government and politics through a multitude of interactive experiences, all aimed at getting people to think outside of their personal paradigms and ask big questions like, why do we need a government? Is our government living up to its ideals? Why do we have a two-party system? Politics?! What other forms of government exist? What new vision for government can we imagine?
How has the government affected YOU? ETC.
SATURDAY, October 15th, 2016
6pm - midnight
We explore these big ideas through the lens of the arts,
with visual art, music, installation pieces, multi-media,
and more from local creators.
SUNDAY, October 16th, 2016
1 - 3:30pm
An exciting line-up of speakers helps us understand the nuances of government,
from how it works and why we have it, to what it's like to work with it and within it.
Public policy advocate and former Mayoral candidate
President of the Chicago Principals and Administrators Association,
UChicago PhD Candidate in Political Science
4 - 5pm
Mingle with creative minds. Complimentary beer, coffee, and conversation.
*Governopoly has been postponed until a later date.
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All Connect-the- Dots programming is free and open to the public.