We aim to create projects with the power to shape how animals are seen and live.

TRACES Studio for Creative Investigation
An agency for animals, est. 2022.

Our approach combines creative work with research & investigative methods and radically rethinks distribution of content. 

Illustration Nr. 2: Approach
1. Research & Investigation using audiovisual and investigative methods such as film, photography, audio recordings, archival research, interviews, etc.

2. Creative Work is an integral part of our investigative method but also includes the conception and production of in-house and commissioned documentaries, series and other media content.
3. Sharing for us includes the targeted distribution and marketing of content to the public via film festivals, social media, exhibitions and other outlets; the organization of multimedia online and offline exhibitions and events, as well as reflecting on our own content using research from the sciences and humanities. 

Why? Animal agriculture has catastrophic implications for animals, humans, and the planet alike. 

Animal agriculture is a trillion-dollar industry with approximately 294 million animals raised annually in the EU alone. The violent exploitation of animals in factory farms is intentionally and systematically hidden from the public.  

This system has catastrophic implications for animals, humans, and the planet alike. Yet, it is neglected by mainstream media, politics and even in arts & culture avantgarde.

Animal agriculture, with its histories, futures, and multitude of entanglements, is a complex topic. For more information on the issue, please read our regularly updated ︎︎︎ position paper.

Exposing the reality of animal agriculture and empowering creatives working towards a positive change is part of our Mission.

We love our work and are passionate discovering new possibilities and facing challenges everyday – be it in research, filmmaking, photography, or design. One day we wondered: can’t we combine our profession with doing good? And what are pressing as well as neglected issues? 
There are few organisations who emphasise professional visuals while carrying out investigations, photographing, filming and building databases, but none of them approach the topic as comprehensively as we do.