In this TED Talk, artist and social organizer Dave Meslin tackles a complex and pervasive topic: civic apathy. Meslin is passionate, and his examples are explanatory and vivid, often pulling laughter and applause from the audience. Although Meslin addresses apathy in Canada, most of his points are relevant across all developed nations. If you’ve ever wondered why more people don’t participate in the community, getAbstract recommends this video to you.
In this summary, you will learn
- Why civic apathy doesn’t really exist,
- How the system blocks citizens from engaging with their communities and
- How to fix the system.
About the Speaker
Dave Meslin is a self-described “community choreographer.” He is dedicated to entwining politics and art.