Law Shifters is an art project by artist Stine Marie Jacobsen. In 2019 it was exhibited in Nuuk Art Museum.
What would your verdict be to real court cases, and how would you rewrite the laws in your country so that they would be more just?
Law Shifters engages young citizens in law and democracy by giving them the chance to act as both judges and lawmakers. Law Shifters makes young people discuss their political opinions, ethical views and sense of justice as they re-judge real court cases and write new law proposals that reflect the reality that they are part of today.
Within the current discussions on direct democracy, legal (un)realisable proposals from citizens could play an important role on the political stage. Law Shifters strengthens young people’s democratic education in a serious yet humorous and creative way and deals with existing regulations and legislations in Europe.
The book contains educational material for students in primary and secondary school who want to work with Law Shifters. With practical and useful tools and guidelines, legislation can be worked on, where the art of argumentation is trained based on real court cases and new law proposals are drafted. The book is in English, Danish and Greenlandic.