Invizin is a not-for-profit international cultural laboratory focused on stimulating and supporting ideas that challenge the status quo of social tolerance1 and material and intellectual sustainability2. We invite and form international collaborations to apply artistic practice, scientific research and analysis, technological advances, and radical thinking across multiple fields. Based in the Italian region of Abruzzo, Invizin develops and implements model solutions that build creative and sustainable common futures.
Invizin provides a safe and creative environment to address critically important issues. Social awareness and participation increase through cross-disciplinary dialogue, and projects are created and supported through exchanges, residencies, and local and international events.
The prime objective of Invizin is to develop innovative projects with multiple sources and applications by bringing together different disciplines, fields of study, nationalities, and cultures. We create and accept international collaborations between artists, scientists, and technologists that introduce and expand on alternative responses to our troubled economies and environments. Invizin focuses on sustainable and autonomous social structures, economies, and practices by creating common pool resource solutions (Ostrom, 1990) as a clear and demonstrative way of avoiding the tragedy of the commons3.
Invizin is a not-for-profit organization operated by a small collective. Decisions are made by consensus.
In order to borrow from and highlight Italian workers’ history, Invizin will be registered as a workers’ cooperative4, and plans to enhance this form in various ways by, for example, establishing a mutual aid fund5, wherein 1% of all income every month is donated to local projects or people in need of assistance. By rotating the board positions every six months, we aim to retain equality in the distribution of power and foster critical examination. Joining the Invizin community is possible through several methods including membership card purchase, mutual aid exchange, labor/material barter, etc.
As with the overall concept of Invizin, the financing of the project also has multiple sources:
- Residency/Research: International interdisciplinary groups chosen by the collective for limited residencies initialize, complete, or work on a project. These groups contribute a fixed rate for their residency and are provided a pre-agreed upon amount of support (e.g. food, accommodation, work space, materials, interpreting, networking, etc.)
- Space rental/lease: including both outdoor and indoor spaces regularly used by groups or individuals from outside the collective (e.g., music studio for rehearsal, recording or teaching; kitchen for artisanal food production or catering; organic garden plots; meetings/conferences; other independent small businesses, etc.)
- Special events: curated by the collective, and taking place either at the space or elsewhere.
- Crowdfunding and other fundraising campaigns: you will be hearing about them!
- Loans: private, institutional and in-kind