Who, as a foreigner, in Switzerland, often looks in the tube: at Least a quarter of the population, the voice remains in many places denied (see box right), on the Federal level, even categorically. However, not only are you affected: minors are not allowed to choose and vote, and also for people of no fixed abode in Switzerland, it is not easy in the political life. Some people with mental illnesses are also excluded from votes and elections. States, to change a project from two ZHDK students now. Or at least the conversation about it wants to launch.
votetandem.org is a platform, on the Swiss your voice to all of those who themselves do not have, can offer – if you are interested, log in, agree with a To a Meeting to discuss the vote or choice of the relevant political points of view. Then the voter fills in his ballot and reports the execution back to the site.
"For many in Switzerland, it is difficult to speak about politics"
Vincent Leutenegger and Daniel Holler, studying Interaction Design at the Zurich University of the arts, but not only political activists, but also those who are in political positions is uncertain. "For many in Switzerland, it is difficult to talk about politics," says Vincent Leutenegger, either because they do not have the correct vocabulary or because they have little self-confidence in political issues.
The two 24-Year-olds, it is not primarily a matter of the greatest possible mobilisation of votes, but the revival of political discourse in Switzerland. "To us, it is important that a wide mass in the discourse and that also for the voting, and the voting Person, an opinion-forming process takes place," formulated by the Student.
The original question was how to make policy more accessible and participation, can strengthen. In the course of your thesis you would have noted that voting was to be excluded; it was not, because they conceived of themselves as part of the political landscape or that they have the feeling that they understood too little of policy.
"We, as designers, the discussion can make a real and accessible, and"
"When we talk about policy, we are always talking from a very abstract topics. We as designers have the opportunity to make the discussion more real and accessible," says Leutenegger the purpose of votetandem.org. Shall be influenced thereby, no one. "We ask the question: Who is allowed to vote in Switzerland? and we give no answers. We are not saying this is right, this is wrong. The should answer to politicians and the ordinary people." Recommendations in a particular political direction, it does not give. "We offer practices and guidelines for a conversation, but open aware of how the conversation goes. No one is obligated to do something."
of Course, the question of whether what votetandem.org is that even legal for that. The Swiss law book shall designate in articles 279 to 283 of the "Offense against the will of the people". At least, against this article of the call of the two diploma does not seem to offend the Andes, you are on your platform, it is clear that the voting Person will have to fill out the ballot. The legal situation is addressed, there Leutenegger diplomatically – he was a Designer and not a Law Student: "it Would be illegal, if the man asks the woman how he should vote, or the son to the father, then many of the votes were probably in Switzerland, is invalid."
"of Course, it provoked some people, I hope that you reflect on why you feel that way."To ensure Vincent Leutenegger, Initiator of votetandem.org
for himself, but also for the users of a high level of security, running the platform on the Blockchain, rather than on their own servers. You collect aware of as little data as possible and give up by the transfer on the Blockchain of control over the project. A guide on the site also helps those who are not familiar with Blockchain technology, for Setting up an access only a Browser Plug-in and an account with MetaMask necessary.
such A project must be the ones to provoke them, the have to have of a progressive structuring of a part of no interest. As a pure provocation, wants to let the aspiring Interaction Designer, but do not go through: "It would be too easy, if you would describe the project as provocative. Of course, it provoked some people, I hope that you reflect on why you feel that way."
objection was from the beginning caught: "of Course we expect criticism, we want to also. Discourse is not, if my opponent says: Cool, so we'll do." Andri silver Schmidt, President of the Young liberals, had yesterday criticized in "20 minutes" that the right to vote for foreigners would be without the Assumption of obligations in question. In the end, the criticism should also be constructive, such as, for example, under a Facebook Post of a silver Schmidt shows. And people, EGGER is convinced: "The criticism of us is also a personal Statement to the present level." (Editorial Tamedia)
Created: 07.06.2019, 18:36 PM