auto-italia is run by three artists and is in its second temporary site, a large disused car salesroom on the Old Kent Road. This space has been donated for a year, and is used as a gallery, studios and living space. We programme one show a month and for the remainder of the time the space is negotiated between the artists working with auto-italia. We host talks, screenings, shoots, and have flexible studio space for projects whilst remaining a free resource, with no need to fulfil funding criteria or to sell work in order to operate. The first show in this new space - EPIC - was a cross section of 50 artists involved in this critical peer network examining the space as a future context for making work, and as a starting point for new networks.