An experiment about moral connections
Do morals and justice always go hand in hand? We sparkled a collective debate about what’s lawful and what’s not inside the former prison La Model during ÚS Barcelona, the festival of urban art and public space. We partnered up with lawyer firm Tubau & Lajara & Echavarri to design six questions related to moral decisions that placed the audience in extreme positions to outline our impossibility to categorize the world in absolute opposites.
Small interactions to trigger big debates
Each one of the six questions was displayed on a scale with two possible answers. To vote, people had to put a weight on the desired plate, generating a straightforward data visualization of all visitors’ opinions.
Questions were curated so that there was always one answer following the Spanish Penal Code, with which morally people could agree or not. While in all the cases there is a clear answer from the law’s enforcement point of view, people might find it difficult to agree with the, a priori, correct answer, as emotions and moral conflicts arouse.
Questions and results*
Yes: 64.1% No: 35.9% (1,891 votes)
Yes: 34.4% No: 62.4% (1,109 votes)
One Innocent: 41.2% Ten Guilty: 58.7% (2,143 votes)
Yes: 52.2% No: 47.8% ( 2,047 votes)
Public: 48.7% Judge: 51.3% ( 2,313 votes)
Yes: 51% No: 49% (2,524 votes)
*The votation was open to everyone and not secured by an ID check, so it can contain deviations.
Confront moral contradictions in any field
Antígona has been adapted to different organizations and events such as Fundació Arrels to talk about social justice and homeless people, and ReShaping Work, to question social justice in the future of work.