The Inverse Surveillance Project strives to model how we as a community can...
collectively from years of traumatic and violent state-sponsored surveillance
those most impacted by years of surveillance in a non-extractive way
an intentional process of co-creation that benefits the community and reimagines power and culture building
as a community by practicing our sacred traditions of togetherness, hospitality and creating art
- Non-hierarchical and consensus-based
- Counter-extractive and a benefit to the community
- Defying all notions of single authorship
- Centering the most marginalized
- Prioritizing care and wellness in every way
“Co-creation is a living process…”
In Collective Wisdom, a field study spear-headed by the MIT Open Documentary Lab and co-authored by our friend and mentor Katerina Cizek we understand co-creation to be: “an alternative to a single-author vision… a process that involves a constellation of media production methods, frameworks, and feedback systems.
In co-creation projects emerge from a process, they evolve from within communities and with people, rather than for or about them. The concept of co-creation reframes the ethics of who creates, how, and why. Our research shows that co-creation interprets the world, and seeks to change it, through a lens of equity and justice.”