Ideology = Form is a lecture by Jonas Staal, the founder of the artistic and political organization New World Summit: a project that both develops alternative parliaments for stateless organizations banned from democratic discourse, and researches the role of art in stateless political struggle.
Jonas Staal is an artist and PhD fellow at the University of Leiden, Leiden, where he researches the relationship between art and propaganda in the twenty-first century. Staal’s work includes interventions in public space, exhibitions, lectures, and publications focusing on the relationship between art, politics, and ideology. Recently, Staal edited a series of New World Academy readers, which include “Stateless Democracy” (with Renée In der Maur, 2015); “The Art of Creating a State” (2014); “Leaderless Politics” (2013); “Lost. In Between. Together.” (2013); and “Towards a People’s Culture” (2013). Staal lives and works in Rotterdam.