This year Parliament is celebrating 800 years of the UK's democratic heritage, and one of the projects designed to get everyone involved is Democracy Street, an interactive map of street names that share the name of a Parliamentarian or are associated with key events in our democratic history.
The project was commissioned with support from The Speaker’s Art Fund and Arts Council England and is led by artist, Jon Adams. Jon has Asperger’s syndrome, which enables him to systemise data and visualise patterns. Using this unique skill he will use data generated through users' engagements with, and contributions to, Democracy Street as the stimulus to create new pieces of art, including creative maps of the UK. These will be displayed online, at Parliament and in exhibitions around the UK from November 2015.
Anyone can view and add to the map online at DemocracyStreet.com and you can find out more about Jon and the project by watching the video below: