We are opening up the study of parliaments, political representation, and engagement to collaborations across disciplinary boundaries – including the arts, social sciences and humanities, and creative and cultural industries. Our aim is to generate, support, and share insights into the relationships between parliaments, politicians and people in ways that deepen democratic dialogue and foster more inclusive forms of democracy. The Global Research Network on Parliaments and People has four major initiatives – engagement with civil society, ethnographies of parliaments in six countries, coalition reseach with the Mursi and supporting partner’s research. Our online exhibition Living Democracy: frayed entitlements highlights some of our findings from around the globe