House? of Cards
We find ourselves amidst a decidedly unique era of politics, one fraught with conflict and defined by division. The United States Presidential Election of 2016, the Brexit Referendum the same year and New Zealand’s General Election in 2017, all quantified long-brewing tensions, each bringing deeply ingrained social division and political disenfranchisement to the fore of public consciousness. What persists is a palpable miasma over a political sphere marred by incessant controversy, and a public increasingly disconnected from the process originally designed to serve them: a dissonance perpetuated by incompetent and shallow democratic architecture.