The Speculative Fund is an exercise in direct democracy.
At a series of theatre festivals, this year in Italy, visitors get the ‘right’ to interact with the Fund after purchasing a ticket to any of the shows. One ticket allows them to add, disqualify or requalify a proposal, which typically, but not necessarily, will have a socially relevant component.
After a festival finishes, qualified proposals are considered funded, after which participants can compete in gaining support to execute the proposals
All activity happens online, but, during festivals, is directly reflected and influenced by a ‘live’ wall, which can be seen and interacted with at the festival in question.
Visual design by Eduardo Cachucho.