Creative Investigation

TRACES is a nonprofit research and multimedia studio.
We investigate and document the animal industry to produce creative content as a means to shape how the lives of animals are seen, felt and heard.

Research Investigation Creative Work Sharing
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Research & Investigation
We work experimentally in the field, in archives, and at the studio using a wide variety of methods, such as sound recording, LiDAR-scanning and photogrammetry, aerial imagery, thermal imaging, archival research, film and photography.

Creative work
Concept and produce in-house and commissioned video games, documentary films, short films, animations, and other new forms of multimedia content.

Content distribution
  • Publish, showcase and share content through film fests, exhibitions, and events 
  • Building and maintaining an extensive online video and photography archive to provide high quality content to other animal protection advocates.

Our approach traces systemic violence through forensic methods and artistic creation to radically rethink animal rights in a broader context.

We work with specialists across many disciplines including forensics, ecology, critical animal studies, contemporary art and media. We’re revealing content that goes well beyond the animal protection field while establishing a new resource and archive for other NGOs and the media.

Critical Ecology
Investigative Journalism
Critical Animal Studies
Video Games