Not happy with the government of the day? Why not come along and create your own with Gobyerno.
In this election-filled year it’s tempting to switch off every time you hear the word government. But Darwin Festival is offering you the chance to be re-energised by the idea, with a fun and thought-provoking interactive theatre experience. If, as it’s said, you get the government you deserve, why not get involved in making the type of government you actually want? Create your own utopia with Gobyerno!
Gobyerno (from the Filipino word for ‘government’) is the latest creation from the internationally acclaimed Manila-based performance company Sipat Lawin Ensemble. In this participatory theatre performance, you join other participants to plan the ideal government, create your own ruling bodies and develop a national constitution. Gobyerno offers a unique opportunity to think deeply about how you’d like to see a country set up and run, and to actually get involved in making it all happen.
Join a variety of experts – urban planners, education practitioners, scientists, development workers, artists and perhaps even some local politicians – to reconceive social institutions and create the alternatives you’d like to see, even if it’s just for a day! It’s a playful, imaginative event tackling some of life’s most important issues with a great sense of fun. And that’s a core promise.
Gobyerno provides an engaging and illuminating look at our society and the way we govern it. Sign up and get hands on building new cities, systems, stories and visions for this new society.