We are conducting a Graph Commons workshop at a three-day international event “Working with Constituents“, organized in partnership with the L’internationale European museum network in Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art.

The event is focused on the possibility of a museum in which the visitor is not a passive receiver of predefined content, but a member of a constituent body who provokes, informs and co-produces programmes. A series of presentations, discussions and workshops, led and facilitated by constituents, theorists, artists and cultural workers, will address topics such as: becoming constituent; ownership and empowerment; responsibility; consent and networks of responsibility.

Graph Commons Workshop is on Saturday September 10th, 2016 2pm-5pm. See the full program.

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art

Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, part of Teesside University, is moving forward with a vision of itself as a “useful museum,” or “museum 3.0,” under the directorship of Alistair Hudson and with programming by Miguel Amado and Elinor Morgan. The “useful museum” is a civic institution that promotes art as a tool for social change and is created by the sum of the actions of its users. The “museum 3.0” establishes the gallery as a public site, beyond representation and participation and based on use value, with its meaning defined by its constituents.


L’Internationale is a confederation of six modern and contemporary art institutions: Moderna galerija (MG+MSUM, Ljubljana, Slovenia); Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (MNCARS, Madrid, Spain); Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA, Barcelona, Spain); Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium); SALT (Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey); Van Abbemuseum (VAM, Eindhoven, the Netherlands).