Change the world with your donation

The 5th Parliament of the Organisms Democracy on 18 June 2022

A project from Organismendemokratie/Organisms Democracy e.V.
in Berlin, Germany

The Democracy of Organisms: An art project democratises a green space and asks existential questions about the rights of nature. The 5th Parliament on 18 June 22 with human representatives needs financial help to take place.

Robert Rädel
Write a message

About this project

Who owns the city? Who lives on public green spaces and who decides what happens there? The Organisms Democracy on the green space Osloer Str. 107/108 in Berlin, which has been in place since 2019, finds completely new answers to these questions.
We have established a popular democracy of organisms there on our national territory, based on the Universal Declaration of Organismal Rights. This goes back to an idea of the evolutionary biologist Dr. Hannes Anbelang from Helsinki. As early as 1907, Anbelang wrote in his diary that the struggle for justice could only be meaningfully conducted if it included all living beings, i.e. if no organism was denied the right to a good and free life.
Organisms Democracy is a constitutional form of government based on the principle of separation of powers. There is a government, a constitutional court and the legislature: the parliament of organism democracy is the political representation of all citizens living in the national territory. In order to determine the exact composition of the species of female citizens, regular censuses take place. Citizens are all verifiable species living in the national territory.
From the seven fractions bacteria protozoa viruses, fungi mosses lichens, arthropods, vertebrates, worms and molluscs, woody plants and climbers, herbs grasses perennials, 2 species each are drawn by lot as parliamentary representatives of their species and their fraction.
In addition, one species from the group of neobiota will be drawn per parliament, across all species, in order to ensure that this growing number of living beings in the context of globalisation is represented in parliament.
All species drawn into Parliament are represented by a human person. This human person commits to safeguarding the interests of the drawn species and the organism fraction. The representative of an organism is sworn in on the constitution; she has the right and the duty to bring conflicts of coexistence, proposals for solutions and legislative proposals to the parliament.
The 5th Parliament of Organisms in Berlin-Wedding will meet on 18 June 2022. The aim of this fundraising campaign is to be able to organise the session. The public initiative funding for the project has expired and we now need funds to be able to pay for e.g. the technology for an open-air debate, refreshing drinks for the parliamentarians and, if necessary, a small allowance.
Anyone interested in continuing this revolutionary artistic project for the expansion of democracy is cordially invited to support us with a small donation.
However, everyone is welcome to attend the parliamentary session as a visitor or to sign up for the democratic representation of a species. More information is available at https://organismendemokratie.org/en

About

betterplace.org is the largest German donation platform. Since 2007 we have been helping people, aid organizations and companies to do good. All projects on betterplace.org are non-profit. Since we ourselves also do not work for profit, our platform is free of charge for the projects.
2007founded
12,500non-profit organisations
185m €for a good cause
Initiative Transparente Zivilgesellschaft (Logo)

The Democracy of Organisms: An art project democratises a green space and asks existential questions about the rights of nature. The 5th Parliament on 18 June 22 with human representatives needs financial help to take place.

About this project

Robert Rädel Write a message

What is needed

About

betterplace.org is the largest German donation platform. Since 2007 we have been helping people, aid organizations and companies to do good. All projects on betterplace.org are non-profit. Since we ourselves also do not work for profit, our platform is free of charge for the projects.
2007founded
12,500non-profit organisations
185m €for a good cause
Initiative Transparente Zivilgesellschaft (Logo)