Salon Politic

 an experimental pilot by Ethelo

facilitators: Katherine Chan (along with three other community professionals)
founder: John Richardson
coordinator: Tom Nichini
@ various homes in Vancouver, BC
April - May 2019
this pilot program is supported by Canada Council for the Arts

about Salon Politic

a research pilot program of Ethelo’s, Salon Politic manifests in living room conversations between carefully gathered individuals with various political beliefs to convene over local issues, with an aim to collect policy recommendations. these recommendations are then posted onto Ethelo’s digital platform, where participants can view the recommendations and vote on them. the goal is to promote participatory democracy and create communication tools.

the conversations happen every other week for a total of five sessions. four sessions were set up with a facilitator in each one.