The Invisible Institute is a Chicago-based journalistic production company. A small core staff works with a farflung network of collaborators who combine in different configurations as required for particular projects.
The projects of the Invisible Institute cohere around a central theme. We seek to enlarge the sphere of permissible discourse by resisting the forces that disappear certain issues, individuals, and populations.
That, then, is one meaning of our name: we work to keep visible fellow citizens and fundamental questions threatened with invisibility.
Another is that we are determined to remain lean and agile, in order to focus on the quality of our working relationships and the conditions required for robust, searching public conversation about difficult issues.