Centro de Democracia Participativa
Center for Participatory Democracy

Amid strikes, resistance, and protests, the country's politicians legislate and keep the country in the status quo without taking into account in all its dimensions the ideas or concerns of the people. Currently, there is no permanent place where citizens can meet to organize and discuss their ideas on alternative strategies to the solution of socio-economic environmental-political problems. Occasionally, when opposition arises, a place is ephemerally occupied in response to a particular situation.   
I propose to develop a venue for complementary parallel participatory democracy, apart from partisanship and representative government. Strategically located in the heart of San Juan, the site is adjacent to the Judicial Court and in close proximity of the Financial District, organized community groups, major Universities, and office buildings.