Modo de Usar

Series of 4 episodes broadcast on GloboNews about political innovation in Latin America. 



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POLÍTICA: MODO DE USAR (Policy: How to Use) is the title of the 4-episode series that aired during November 2017 in prime time Globonews and told stories of young people from urban centers in various Latin American countries who are innovating in politics.

The series portrays distinct approaches to political innovation in the region. The first episode told in stories of citizen’s awakening to action – when and how an individual becomes politically active. The second exposed the use of technology for political innovation, from applications that facilitate citizen participation in decision making to organizations defending the right to the internet. The third was devoted entirely to policy innovations in the public sector, such as government laboratories that co-operated public services and policies with citizens. The fourth and last episode of the season was primarily dedicated to the political innovations in Brazil, such as the history of the Hacker Bus that travels in Brazil carrying workshops of the creation of laws for children, young people, and adults.

Episode 1


Citizenship is in transformation, throughout Latin America, we identify the emergence of a new type of citizen action that builds, in its way, new forms of participation in politics. Since 2011, it is possible to observe a new phenomenon in the region: young people are awakening to politics and reaffirming what it is to be a political subject in the 21st century.

Cases: Giorgio Jackson, Chile / Federico FIlagarda, Paraguay / Diego Cancino, Colombia / Juliana Hernandez, Colombia

Episode 2


As in all sectors of society, technology is transforming dynamics and the ways people relate, and politics is no different. Throughout the world, there is a strong tendency to use technology to bring citizens closer to decision-making, as well as creating new forms of political participation. Technology allows greater access to politics, because, above all, it reduces the cost of the involvement, be it financial, full-time, and/or social.

Cases: Agustin Frizzera, Argentina / Justin Graside, Uruguay / Maricarmen Sequera, Paraguay / Pablo Collada, Chile / Nicolas Dias-Cruz, Colombia


Episode 3


Public policies have always been developed by experts in a closed cabinet, creating solutions that most often did not address the opinion or vision of the end user. However, just like the private world, in the public sector, new insight and understanding about designing public services emerges: to develop solutions that empathize with the view of the user/citizen. This means that the solutions are not only from the experts but also and especially from those who live that problem.

Cases: Facundo Carrillo, Argentina / Silvia La Rosa, Uruguay / Juan Felipe Lopez, Chile / Camilo Romero e Javier Arteaga, Colombia / Andrea Apolaro, Uruguay


Episode 4


Since 2013, Brazil is undergoing a major transformation in politics, the crisis of representation has worsened and culminated in a crisis of institutions. Directly influencing the operation of the policy and renewing its practices become urgent. However, while institutional politics is not open to change, civil society forms new political agents and creates ways to influence politics by building laws by popular vote or by opening up codes of legislative power.

Cases: Ronaldo Lemos, Rio de Janeiro / VETOR Brasil, São Paulo / Pedro Markun, São Paulo / ACREDITO, São Paulo / Cristiano Ferri, Brasília




Beatriz Pedreira, João Wainer, Larissa Dionísio, Rafael Poço


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