Radial forest, meeting and informing people with technology.
Two weeks ago we deployed a first iteration of our radial forest, a kinetic voting system developped in partnership with renovas.
Renovas wanted a way to include people who usually don't show up at city hall meetings and other traditionnal participatory events. They wanted to have the citizens' opinion on several projects that are competing for city renewals funds.
We built a installation that served both as an information booth about the different citizens projects and as a voting machine and placed it where people could not miss it: in the middle of a busy park. This way the data would be displayed where it was the most important, in front of the inhabitants eyes. This installation allowed renovas to get insights about the constituents preferences as well as beginning a dialogue on what could be done to improve the neighborhood.