Individual Project

New World Summit: Stateless Democracy

Utrecht University, Domplein 29, Utrecht (NL)

The New World Summit, organized by Jonas Staal, presents ‘New World Summit: Stateless Democracy’, a three-day assembly that explores the possibilities of uncoupling the practice of democracy from the construct of the nation-state.

'New World Summit: Stateless Democracy' is a collaboration with BAK, basis voor actuele kunst; Utrecht University; Centraal Museum Utrecht; and the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization, Brussels/The Hague, Core speakers are representatives of the Kurdish revolutionary movement, which in 2012 declared Rojava, the northern part of Syria an autonomous “stateless democracy” based on principles of self-governance, gender-equality, and communal economy. This is the sixth summit organized by the New World Summit, dedicated to constructing “alternative parliaments” for stateless political organizations that find themselves excluded from democratic processes.

Entrance free, registration required due to limited seating: