Inflatable democracy

Pneumatic Parliament, an installation by Peter Sloterdijk, Gesa Mueller von der Hagen and architect Dierk Jordan (Global Instant Objects), is an ironic commentary on democracy an export, ready to use product at a time when it is claimed that freedom and democracy can be spread throughout the Middle East.


The mobile, transparent and self inflating plastic dome can be used all over the world to house parliamentary meetings. It can be transported in a compact container and dropped into regions where a change of political system is deemed “desirable.” Within 90 minutes, the structure can house 160 Members of Parliament, offering the architectural conditions necessary for democratic processes, and as such forms a futurist contribution to the worldwide distribution of Western democratic principles.


The prototype includes a 3D simulations, a model and a credible brochure for the project’s commercial exploitation.

Via Neural.