Triangle Network Forum – Shaping Grounds

The Triangle Network Forum addresses some of the common challenges that independent art spaces and artist collectives are facing today, in different parts of the world. As a condensed series of talks and discussions, the public Forum introduces new voices and ideas to conversations that have been taking place internally to the Triangle Network over the last few years, as part of the PhD research of Rosie Hermon.

Key subjects explored include: thinking from a position of precarity, leadership and succession planning, operating under censorship, and maintenance – the on-going care for organisations and their structures.  

On Thursday 21 and Friday 22 invited speakers will be addressing these subjects, followed by a plenary discussion with Triangle Network partners on Saturday 23 July. Sessions will be live-streamed via the Triangle Network TV YouTube channel, and available to access in English, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. This is a free event.

Please follow the links below for more information: 

// Thursday 21 July

Maintenance – How can we bring in programme funding when the walls of our institutions are crumbling?

12pm Portugal / 1pm South Africa

Sofia Steinvorth, Curator, Germany/Portugal, Joe Legate, Artist & Candice Allison, Director, Bag Factory, Johanessburg

Thinking from a Position of Precarity 

1pm Chile / 2pm Argentina / 6pm UK

Santiago Villanueva, Curator, Buenos Aires, Pésimo Servicio, Artist Collective, Valparaíso, Adolfo Bimer, Co-Director, Sagrada Mercancía, Santiago

Please note: this event will be in Spanish with live translation into English 

// Friday 22 July 

Leadership and Succession Planning – How can we disentangle ourselves from our organisations, how can we leave?

10.30 UK / 3pm India

Abhishek Kadam, Social Synergy Foundation, Pooja Sood, Director Khoj Artist Association, New Delhi

Operating Under Censorship 

9am USA / 2pm UK / 9pm Singapore

Svetlana Mintcheva, Strategy Consultant and Jack Ky Tan, Artist

// Saturday 23 July

Triangle Network Plenary Discussion

11am Argentina / 3pm UK / 4pm South Africa / 10pm China

Alessio Antoniolli, Director, Gasworks/Triangle Network, Candice Allison, Director, The Bag Factory, Melina Berkenwald, Director, URRA, Ni Kun, Curator and Co-Founder, Organhaus, Rosie Hermon, PhD Researcher, LSBU with RCA and Gasworks

More information can be found at:

The Triangle Network Forum is supported by CSNI at LSBU, Royal College of Art and Arts Council England.