The VIDC acts on the assumption of gender equality and makes equal participation possible for everyone. For this reason we not only reflect gender relations in society, but also question the structures within the VIDC.

Democratic, transparent and participative structures for decision making and a flat hierarchy create a space for creative ideas and self-determined work.
The deliberate use of language and images is an integral part of the institute’s common practice. A critical way of dealing with the predominant, widespread paradigms, concepts and constructions must, beyond that, be part of reflecting on one’s own fields of work.

The principle of non-discrimination not only applies to the content of work, but also to decisions concerning the staff of the institute. Enthusiasm for innovation, flexibility, team work and personal space are pre-conditions for a cooperative environment and a culture of cooperation and political engagement as well as the motivation of colleagues at the VIDC.