In 2012, artist, curator and writer Michiel Vandevelde initiated the ongoing project ‘The Political Party’. ‘The Political Party’ isn’t a real political party, it is a think tank questioning Western democracy and reflecting upon alternative ways of doing and thinking politics.
This initiative roots in deep concerns around the fragmentation and impotence of public discourse in the west and the inability for political imagination and action that comes along with it.
The core question is how we can challenge hegemonic political ideas around the current economic, social and political organization of western society? What other kinds of social, political, economic paradigms can we imagine?
‘The Political Party’ manifests itself in different ways among which a driving library, think tanks, a reading club, a newspaper, and more formats will be set up in the coming years.