The Parliament of Self

«To be able to take action in society, we first have to understand ourselves and our subjective opinions.»

Inspired by democracy’s concept of equal voice to the people, and with a need to create a dialogue between the rational, non-intellectual and the body, I asked myself: how can I create a method with gives equal voice to all the parts of me?

The Parliament of Self is a method which aims to consciously examine one’s subjective view and experience of the world. By differentiating between the voices of the mind, body and soul, we can question which part is actually speaking when «I» voice an opinion in a political discussion.

A carpet acts as the arena and the product; it’s circular shape is based on how a political parliament is set up, with different sections that represent the different parties involved. The carpet would be used together with instructions and working sheets which help you to differentiate and reflect.