About the Exhibition

Just as the 2020s are to be a decade of transformation, they must also be a decade of democratisation. This year’s Innocracy is therefore dedicated to the question of which social and political areas are excluded from democratic control and how (re)democratisation processes can be advanced at the national and European level.

Das Progressive Zentrum and Alfred Herrhausen Gesellschaft initiated the exhibition #MyDemocratisation to capture human perceptions, memories, and wishes around democratisation efforts. Therefore, we asked 17 people to share what democratisation means to them personally. The artist Leo Leowald transformed the different impulses into illustrations. The result you find here. The exhibition was first presented at the Innocracy Conference in Berlin #Innocracy21.

We thank Farah Abdi, Raúl Aguayo-Krauthausen, Alberto Alemanno, Entisar Almasri, Susanne Baer, Claudia Chwalisz, Kübra Gümüşay, Gresa Hasa, Dan Harhoiu, Anna Herrhausen, Yascha Mounk, Ophélie Omnes, Hedwig Richter, Dominic Schwickert, Zsuzsanna Szelényi, John Tasioulas and Marina Weisband for their written contributions.

We invite you to share your thoughts about democratisation on social media using #MyDemocratisation.