Theo Bass


Nesta, UK

Speaking In

Can parliaments harness collective intelligence?

The past decade has seen a proliferation in Civic Tech for crowdsourcing, including a vast array of ideation and online deliberation tools.

But amid a flourishing tech landscape, we’ve seen far fewer high-level national institutions that are willing to use or integrate such tools into formal political processes.

Based on Nesta’s current research within the UK Parliament, and through a number of structured exercises, attendees of this workshop have the chance to examine what is necessary to bring crowdsourcing into parliamentary decision-making, and increase the opportunities for civic engagement.