Welcome to dotZero.

dotZero is freshly minted space, cobbled together from ideas lying around.

dotZero is both symbol and centre for DOTS.

Democracy On The Streets

a global, chalk based wellbeing movement

OCCUPYING the mind


CREATING the future

dotZero exists to catalyse and sustain a global pandemic of ‘free chalking’.


A global movement:

  • strategically adapted to COVID
  • enfolding the digital and the street
  • using the gentlest of techniques
  • promoting health and wellbeing
  • widely accessible
  • speaking to our most pressing concerns
  • expressing our highest aspirations
  • grounded in dialogue
  • expanding democracy
  • promoting systems thinking
  • amplifying voice and agency
  • flipping civil disobedience to civic duty
  • adaptable across time and space
  • responsive to circumstances
  • upending market norms
  • easily transmissible
  • supporting the ‘movement of movements’
  • and available to children.

Yes, it sounds wildly improbable. But then it would.

Pavement chalk is accessible, environmentally innocent, and symbolically resonant.

DOTS underwrites chalk’s potency as a tool of liberation by enabling any chalk meme, whether elaborate or opportunistic, naive or esoteric, to fit within a larger frame of democratic dialogue and transformation.

MWe are limited only by our imagination and by our willingness to act.

It is time to Join the DOTS.

Only a crisis — actual or perceived — produces real change. When that crisis occurs, the actions that are taken depend on the ideas that are lying around

Milton Friedman, 1982

the world has changed, it looks completely different … it will probably not look the same again and we are going to need to find a new way forward.

Greta Thunberg, April 23, 2020

Showing Greta Thunberg, sitting at her computer. Participating in an online interview for Earth Day 2020.

Join the DOTS

Democracy On The Streets


What you see here is just the beginning.

MWe welcome you to Join the DOTS.

Together, we can transform our world.

It is time to chalk.