In theatre and film, the 'fourth wall' describes the imaginary barrier separating an audience from the stage. When an actor speaks to the audience, or an audience member interacts with the cast, the fourth wall has been 'broken'.
City Hall also has a fourth wall. Most residents are simply spectators, passively witnessing local politics through headlines and soundbites.
How can we break this fourth wall and create a culture of local citizen engagement? How can we open the doors to meaningful dialogue and participation, allowing us to collectively build the city we want to live in?