“Democracy against the state” – FLyer / DIN A6 – Oktober 2012
Discussion event about democracy theories organised by the group aZe at the K-Fetisch in Berlin Neukölln.
Context: The discussion event was about different theories of democracy and the critical question: do people in Germany still live in a democratic state? The does ‘real democracy‘ mean? How come people in europe rise up against autoritarian austerity politics demanding more ‘real democracy now‘ whereas philosophers point out the irresolvable connection of modern democracy as a form of government and capitalism?
Typography: Separating the two parts of the originally Greek term: δημοκρατία (dēmokratía) ‘rule of the people‘,which was coined from δῆμος (dêmos) ‘people‘ and κράτος (kratos) ‘power‘ or ‘rule‘. I emphasized it‘s contemporary separation in the major principle of power (enactet by the state) which no longer refers to peoples demands, and therefore brings up the question of the survival of democracy in the Federal Republic of Germany.
Image idea: The green, lying K illustrated a crown and symbolizes the power over a state and its people.The multi-coloured triangle including little triangles illustrates the variety of people in society being lumped together in a state. In vertical combination the two images illustrate the contemporary societal hierarchie as a system of power of a minority ruling over a majority. This kind of political representation is the most basic principle of modern parliamental democracies as we know them.