is it time to abandon
the representative system?

Let's together look for new ways to involve all in decision-making

what is project Open Source Governance?

Open Source Governance aims to design a blueprint with which a group can collectively and inclusively form questions and find answers that can help organize their community. The project is an interdisciplinary research and social design process that uses debates, workshops, case studies, publications, and other mediums to empower groups to find possible ways of self-governing. This is done by investigating the wisdom of the crowd. At the core of the idea lies the notion of governmentality. The concept departs from the disappointment with the representative systems in inclusively and fairly organizing societies, and observation of available tools (namely open-source programming) that can replace or challenge the current systems in place.





Its all about collective thinking. We meet each other, discuss ideas and concerns, and take things possible through a collective will


By thinking outside the box, unlearning the complexity, and rethinking the way we do things, Project OSG tries to enable power-knowledge


With respect and care for all parts of the society, collective decisions can happen. The main aim is to involve people in making collective decisions


The main aim of project OSG is to design a blueprint on which different societies with different sizes, can be able to form their own regulations

This project has been realized by the support of CBK Rotterdam, Showroom MAMA, and Mondrian Fonds



Project OSG is based in Rotterdam. Do you need some explanations? Are you interested in joining forces with us? Are you interested in the subject? Do you know about something we might like? Drop a line or two. We are eager to hear from you. Also you can subscribe to our newsletter form in the contact page