AFIELD Forum: Systems Change by Artists

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The AFIELD Forum is a project by AFIELD co-produced with KANAL-Centre Pompidou, in partnership with CIVA, Établissements A. Dewitte & Filles and BC Architects


For its 10-year anniversary, the AFIELD network is launching a new public forum on systems change led by artists. The ongoing multiscalar crisis urges the arts and cultural field to take more concrete actions towards social and environmental justice. Aligning with its mission, AFIELD is embarking on a 3-year cycle of international gatherings bringing new perspectives on the role of art in society.




The AFIELD Forum, from September 27 to 29, will gather an international cohort of artists, activists, thinkers, cultural workers, and social entrepreneurs around a set of questions: how, why and should artists bring systems change for a better society? What do artists bring when they take on the roles of NGOs, educators, activists, and active agents involved in social transformation? 


The list of speakers includes: Universal Embassy, Martha Atienza, Anna Dantes, El Warcha, Analida Galindo, Anand Giridharadas, Ola Hassanain, Helena Kritis, Giuseppe Micciarelli, Eileen Myles, Majaw Njaay, Sergio Roberto Gratteri, Sahad Sarr, Marina Tabassum, Toestand, Transfocollect, Ana Vargas.


Facilitated by Diana Campbell, Grégory Castéra, Taeyoon Choi, Abi Tariq, Sandra Terdjman, and Chantal Wong.


The forum is free of charge and the audience is limited to the capacity of the venue.