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Tech & Democracy

Nov 4

The Tech for Democracy Initiative

Digital technologies can foster and widen democratic and inclusive societies. It can bring people together and closer to the decisions that influence their lives. Digital solutions can promote human rights, enhance people’s engagement and make democratic institutions stronger and more responsive. Yet, at the same time, digital technologies are a severe threat to democracies globally and our democratic practices. This is why The Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs call for joint action in the Tech for Democracy initiative. The initiative kick-starts with a virtual conference on November 18, 2021. Kontrapunkt has supported the initiative with brand concept & logo design and website concept, UX & UI Design, and Development.

An ongoing battle
The logo symbolises democracy and the colourful people who represent different opinions and various beliefs. The diverse voices and public discussion are in stark contrast to the grey faceless trolls or bots that roam the internet, spreading misinformation, distrust and fear. The logo is a symbol of the ongoing strain between the two sides.

The digital experience
The website and design language highlight the democratic debate that will take place with the Tech for Democracy initiative. As seen in the logo, the website utilises different shapes and colours, welcoming diverse democratic voices without highlighting or focusing on faceless trolls or bots. The vibrant colours categorise sections of the website, making it easy to navigate and providing an energetic design language. The shapes present the conference speakers, symbolising diversity. These speakers are organised in different colours, indicating which branch they represent – such as government, the tech industry or artists.

When & where?
Behind the Tech for Democracy initiative, you will find the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The initiative has already begun with the global focus days of action. And on November 18 2021, Denmark's Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jeppe Kofod, and Minister for Development Cooperation, Flemming Møller Mortensen, will kick-start the official conference. Everyone is welcome to join via a Live stream! Find all the information you need on the Tech for Democracy website. Together, we will find ways to make technology work for, not against, democracy. Hope to see your there.