Top photo: “The Race,” by Liam Kaas-Lentz/Sojourn Theatre

Designing democracy: How the arts and design can help us talk politics

3 events show how creative approaches help us discuss potentially contentious politics and this election in particular

‘What happens next?’

What democracy is about

A collection of campaign ads in “Political Advertisement.”

‘Speaking out is essential’

“Walking on Glass,” 2016, by Brooke Grucella. Acrylic latex house and spray paint on MDF, 8 by 20 feet, on view at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. Grucella is an MFA graduate from ASU’s School of Art who currently teaching and is a curator at the University of Arizona. It’s part of the exhibit “Push Comes to Shove: Women and Power” at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art examining the role of women in society and politics.

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