Who We Are
The Move is a movement to rebuild our public’s muscle for democracy. Why is it that the voting booth is currently the only way for government to measure the pulse of the people? Not only does governance need to be redesigned to improve public engagement processes, but also to include a “public” that is increasingly beautiful in its complexity.
This movement aims to bring together people of all backgrounds who are seeking to facilitate real civic engagement in today’s democracies. This includes researchers, leaders, academics, and politicians, as well as artists, community organizers, and ordinary citizens -- the people that we at The Move like to call “the front lines of our democracy.” Together, we will support cities, communities, and other institutions in creating the space needed to peacefully struggle and make meaningful progress in a democracy.
The Move rebuilds our public muscle in three ways:
We will advance learning, experimentation, and innovation in civic design using eight design principles.
We will provide a collaborative learning and knowledge exchange platform on TheMove.MIT.edu and it’s adjacent social media channels for cities, institutions, and community organizations.
We will partner in the design and implementation of at least one civic engagement project each year.