Alternate Title Democracy By Who? For Whom?, Democracy Reinvented?, Democracy Without Truth, Radical Prescription for Democracy
Production Language English
Country of Origin United States
Description BAM announces a new seminar series with Think Olio comprising intimate lectures and discussions on one of the thorniest issues of our time—the nature and execution of democracy. The series includes close examination of vital historical texts on democracy and discussions of their contemporary relevancy led by scholars in the field.
At a moment when there is renewed concern of the fracturing and challenges posed to our democracy, this series aims to examine the tensions that have been inherent since its inception and deconstruct the two ideas at its foundation—the Greek demos (“people”) and kratos (“power”)—and the relationship between the two. The Great Experiment: Questioning Democracy, a Seminar Series with BAM and Think Olio includes four seminars; each contains three 15-minute lectures, followed by a 20-minute discussion and text analysis by lecturers and participants.