Video-Nou was founded as a collective at the beginning of 1977. The idea for its creation came out of the Jornadas de Vídeo, organized by the CAIC (Buenos Aires) at the Fundación Joan Miró in Barcelona. The collective’s members had different backgrounds: journalism, sociology, pedagogy, photography, architecture, art and design - later, new members joined with backgrounds in urbanism, antipsychiatry and theatre arts. The collective explored the different fields of application of video: the social, the artistic, the documentary, the educational and the professional. Video-Nou’s activity gradually focused on the production of videos elaborated with the direct participation of the interested subjects, videos that were then immediately distributed and broadcast in their specific contexts - what the collective called “video intervention”. Early in 1979 Video-Nou became the managing team of Servei de Vídeo Comunitari, first as a non-for-profit organization and later as a cooperative that lasted until 1983.