From Helen Nicholson’s Applied Drama – The Gift of Theater
Chantal Mouffe is concerned to develop a theory of participant citizenship that does not regard it simply as a legal status with little impact on the everyday lives of law-abiding citizens, but as an identity. She argues in favor of an ‘embodied citizenship in which individuals act as citizens within a wider framework of personal, political and ethical associations… Mouffe’s vision of radical democratic citizenship acknowledges that identity is built on collective forms of identification, common struggles, shared principles and dependent social networks which are not simply enshrined in law, but extend to all aspects of social life. (23)
A reason for making Silence 2014 a mass action: so that contemplation is performed as a civic action.