Creative Publics: DIY Political Culture and the 2015 Canadian Federal Election | Intellect Skip to content
Volume 28, Issue 55
  • ISSN: 0845-4450
  • E-ISSN: 2048-6928



This article draws on a sample of do-it-yourself (DIY) engagement projects created by citizens leading up to the 2015 federal election to illustrate the myriad of ways Canadians used participatory politics and cultural production to assert new forms agency in the 2015 federal election. Drawing on my own election-related field study, Creative Publics, as well as the literature on citizenship studies and participatory politics, I explore the possibility of a significant shift in Canadian political culture towards a more expressive, critical and potentially transformative approach to political engagement.


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