Social alternative to begging
Street debating is a new type of job that collects and shares public opinions in exchange for coins. The process involves raising a question about a topic of public interest to evoke a friendly discussion with passerby.
It serves as an initial viable step for people who wish to discontinue begging by allowing them to earn money in a dignified way to restore their ties to the community on an equal footing.
Street debating also aims to break the echo-chambers that we are in by fostering public discussion between people from diverse backgrounds.
On average, street debating earns £13.5 per hour and stops 12.5 people for a friendly chat. Currently, one street debater is active in London.
2017 - Ongoing
- Master Thesis Project - ongoing
- Tomo Kihara
- Chief Street Debater / Design Researcher
- WIRED Creative Hack Award 2017 - Grand Prix