The Visible temporary parliaments are a polyphonic and collective learning experience through which we build protocols and policies responding to the urgencies of our times from the experience of socially engaged art processes and experimenting with participatory and democratic political models.

Visible piloted the public jury format at the 2013 Award at the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven. Subsequently, in 2015, the Award was organized in collaboration with Tate Liverpool at the Liverpool City Council, where the notion of a Temporary Parliament was inaugurated. Initially conceived as a public assembly to assign the biennial Visible Award until 2019, our temporary parliaments are now a radical and proactive way to rethink the role of art in conversation with politicians, philosophers, and activists, among others.

CLIMAVORE Assembly at Campidoglio, Rome


The first edition of the CLIMAVORE Assembly, a project initiated in 2015 by CLIMAVORE, a research platform working to imagine regenerative diets and new food infrastructures by connecting artistic, cultural and agricultural spaces and developing research, pedagogical programs, curatorial operations and cooking apprenticeships that make possible a transformation of the food industry's impact on climate and the environment.

Decolonization, Resilience and Regeneration at the Turin City Hall


The parliament/assembly “Decolonizzazione, resilienza and rigenerazione” was be dedicated to artistic projects situated on the Italian territory and that practice ideas of freedom declined as decolonisation, resilience and regeneration in peripheral and rural contexts.

Visible Award at Hôtel de Ville, Paris


On November 16th, 2019, the Public Jury of the fifth edition of the Visible Award, in collaboration with Lafayette Anticipations, took place at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris, gathering over 200 people in a debate around the ten shortlisted projects. The jury occupied for a day—once again and since 2013—the conceptual and physical space of an actual parliament,

Visible Award at the Queens Museum, New York


The Queens Museum has a long-standing commitment to socially engaged art, and its New York City Building was the location of early meetings of the United Nations from 1946 to 1950, making it ideally suited to host Visible’s Temporary Parliament.

Visible Award at Liverpool City Hall


The jury session took place in the Grand Council Chamber of Liverpool Town Hall, and brought together artists, experts, and users of socially engaged artistic practices in a one-day conversation that will try to merge the procedures and criteria of an evaluation process with the discursive elements that characterise panel discussions on the relationship between arts and society.

Visible Award at Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven


The 2013 Visible Award was not only a confrontation between experts, in order to select an exemplary socially engaged art project, but rather a moment for sharing knowledge and collective learning, that in the process of assessing the winning project will hopefully create an opportunity to put at work the vast network of professionals existing around the Visible project.