Better Bankside - The Hope Exchange

Partner Programme

17 — 25 Sept 2022

Graphic Design & Visual Communications, Urban Design

The Hope Exchange

42 Southwark St



Better Bankside has collaborated with The Fandangoe Kid Studios to produce a hand painted artwork on the existing Hope Exchange triangle, creating a new public space that celebrates the LGBTQ+ community in Bankside, London and beyond.

Once assigned as a symbol of shame and associated with homophobia and persecution in Nazi Germany, the pink triangle was reclaimed by the gay community in the 1970s as symbol of liberation and empowerment. Annie from The Fandangoe Kid Studios says of the installation: “The pink triangle used here in the Hope Exchange, is both a celebration of the LGBTQ+ community’s strength and unity while reminding us all of the struggle to get here – a nod to a hopeful future, minds open.”