Hallo liebe Smiths! i Collective needs your support!
For a presentation of inVESTIR on the occasion of Schmiede, i Collective is looking for collaborators. What do you have to do? Just wear a T-shirt with a statement (look below for more information) during the last days of Schmiede and go through the city of Hallein following a proposed route.
wHEN? Thursday 20th - Saturday 22nd September
You don´t need to interrupt your work to participate!
If you are interested or have questions, please write us to:
And of course, we are very glad if you tell your friends about this call!
inVESTIR is a inter-cultural project between Europe and North Africa, in which virtual art, politics and participatory performance in the public space are intertwined in order to create an intercontinental dialogue.
It is organized in two stages. Firstly, there is a virtual phase developed as an intensive
research and communication through appropriate social networks. In the last months i Collective e.V. contacted people from North African states and chatted with them regarding issues like identity, politics, future perspectives, among others. inVESTIR also worked as a moderator in order to encourage the dialogue between the different participants. These conversations and interviews serve as a ground for the second stage of the project.
During this phase some statements or quotations of the dialogues are selected and printed on T-shirts. Volunteers from Europe wear these T-shirts in their everyday lives, as well in some proposed events / routes in the city. This is a way to introduce the words of North Africans in the European reality.
North African participants are able to follow the project through social networks and a blog.
InVESTIR was developed in 2010 for Manifesta 8 Biennial. After the political transformations and the newly gained freedom in some parts of North Africa, the continuation of the project under the current circumstances became compelling and exciting. inVESTIR 2012 was presented in Berlin during the opening of the Biennial, and in the Parallel Events of Manifesta 9 in Genk, Belgium.