Rio Terà dei Pensieri (RTdP) is a non-profit social cooperative that offers a second chance to people inside the Venetian prison system promoting the vision of a more collaborative society, fair and careful to diversity.
"Every one of our products is special since it contains the story of the hands that created it, made of a painful past, a hard-working present, and someone waiting for a better future."
Mark Bradford is an American artist famous for abstract paintings and collage works. While representing the United States of America at the 57th Venice Biennale of Art, he met with the RTdP team. Inspired by the personal stories and projects by the RTdP team, Bradford immersed himself in the organization and decided to make a difference. He started a 6-year collaboration with RTdP called Process Collettivo.
The first expression of Process Collettivo is a shop opened to the public in 2017 to sell handcrafted objects and other products, created by men (ie, backpacks, printed t-shirts, etc.) and women (ie, natural cosmetics, soaps and perfumes for rooms, etc.) of the Venice prison using only recyclable or recycled materials. The products are designed by artists and one of a kind! Support the Process Collettivo project and make a difference.