The Triumph School seeks to become a multi-disciplinary residency and an expanded learning environment; now, however it's just getting its feet wet through the Manual Project. Most importantly, we want to find out from you, our community, what you can envision Triumph to be, both in the short and long term - the project is a vehicle for that. In this way we can discover, together, what we can build the Triumph School into, while also creating, collaborating and having fun! Also, since The Manual is an ongoing project, the first events will inform, or echo, the formation of the program, so, in a way, the project will help us to figure out what The Triumph School will grow into, and will in effect become a sort of running and living blueprint of the school.
The Triumph School
The Manual Project
A diverse group of artists and cultural producers have each written interpretive manuals that will be realized and produced collectively by the participants – you – without the oversight of the authors.
To see manuals from the past year, please visit the archive.
Bob Coffey is an inventor with a U.S. patent, entrepreneur, and food connoisseur. Previously he was a pioneering web programmer. He is the owner of the building and the fuel of this initiative; he is also Ryan Coffey’s dad. Ryan Coffey is an artist, an educator, and a carpenter. He is the ground officer of the project, and also, Ruslana Lichizier’s husband. Ruslana is a writer, a curator and an educator and this project’s head of operations.
If you are attending one of our weekends or you just have a big heart, here is an opportunity to be a part of the day to day of the Triumph School Manual Project.
$50, $20, $10, $5, $1 suggested donation.
The funds go towards offsetting the cost of operations during the Manual Project. Anything outside of those costs will go directly into a fund to begin repairs on the school itself.
Triumph, Chicago - our project space.
2055 W Cermak Rd, Chicago, IL, 60608
Gallery hours: Saturday–Sunday, 1PM–4PM pm during shows,
and by appointment.