The Invisible Institute is a Chicago-based journalistic production company. A core staff works with a farflung network of collaborators in our ongoing projects.

The projects of the Invisible Institute cohere around the central themes of visibility and place. We seek to enlarge the sphere of permissible discourse about controversial issues by resisting the forces that disappear certain individuals, populations, and places.

That, then, is one meaning of our name: we work to keep visible fellow citizens and fundamental questions threatened with invisibility.

We are determinedly lean and agile. With this character, we can focus on the quality of our working relationships and the conditions required for robust, searching public conversation about difficult issues.

Interview with Chaclyn Hunt on the Youth & Police Project:

Interview with Jamie Kalven on Social Hope & Uncertainty