common-interest
is a non-profit cultural association that brings together critical inquiry and creative storytelling. We specialize in making research public. Design—in the wide sense of the term—is both at the core of what we do and of how we look at the world. Our original productions often investigate the common and the commonplace to reveal new perspectives and unheard stories that make us reflect on larger social, political, and cultural issues. We believe in thorough, accurate, and fair research and reporting that strives to challenge its own biases and blind spots. We communicate clearly, inclusively and compellingly through various forms such as writing, publishing, exhibition and documentary making, teaching, or programming and curating. We embrace immersive modes of storytelling, such as the journalistic genre of narrative nonfiction or multi-sensory exhibitions that foster embodied experiences. Our projects often have several outputs, as they are continuously developing and morphing. Because research, in the end, is not a static one-outcome endeavor, but an ongoing creative process.

Established in 2018 by longtime collaborators Corinne Gisel and Nina Paim. We work both on self-initiated productions and on commissioned projects. A more extensive website is currently in the works. In the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact us or follow us on Instagram.