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Focus: Consensus & dissensus

Pascal Gielen

Interview with Dr. Pascal Gielen, Professor of art sociology and cultural policy — 5'58'' - August 2015

According to Dr. Pascal Gielen, consensus mechanisms aren't democratic. Precisely, the possibility of dissensus is the base of democracy. Through art, small groups of patrons make their voices heard within the wider society. The discussions emerging from dissensus then shape a democratic society.