Democracy today is a colonial artefact tied to violent borders. Moreover, it produces an increasing number of non-citizens, unable to participate in democracy where they live. Erica Dorn and Federico Vaz argue that Gagnon's courageous enquiry into defining the historical landscape of democracy can bring more equity to its current – unjust – paradigm
Research Associate, Institute for Design Innovation, Loughborough University London
Federico is a Design for Policy scholar, an emerging field of research and practice that looks at the introduction and implementation of design approaches in public organisations and across the stages of the policymaking process.
Likewise, he is interested in creativity and innovation in the public sector to develop more democratic institutions through co-creation processes with all actors in society.