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Jonas Staal

Design collective Metahaven and visual artist Jonas Staal are developing Nulpunt (“Point Zero”), an application aimed at giving ordinary citizens complete access to all documents in use by the Dutch government. At Border Sessions, Staal will discuss how Nulpunt could transform the way average citizens engage in politics.

Border Sessions 2013 - Thu, 14 Nov 2013

Nulpunt: Uncovering Dutch Government Documents 

In recent years, movements like Occupy, WikiLeaks, and Anonymous have been working tirelessly to hold politicians accountable for their actions. But what about the average politically engaged citizen interested in keeping tabs on a specific agency or taxpayer-funded initiative? They’re forced to endure a lengthy application process for requesting information, which can take more than a year. And that’s if they even know where to begin looking.