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Rehearsing Futures Part 1: Life-Affirming Community Practice

About the event

Location: Whitechapel Gallery, Gallery 2, 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London, E1 7QX

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Together with Healing Justice London and Kin Structures alongside artists and health justice advocates, this event explores how community responses through cultural and social practice become part of our life-affirming infrastructures. From community repair to radical storytelling, we explore how art activates our hope and radical alternatives and is a signifier of healthy and wholesome societies.  

Chaired by writer & member of HJL’s core team Micha Frazer-Carroll, panellists include curator and artist Kwame Lowe (Kin Structures), poet and clinical psychologist Sanah Ahsan and André Anderson, Headmaster at Freedom & Balance.

This event is part of several large-scale discussions held by Healing Justice London that are taking place in the build-up to Rehearsing Freedoms – a month-long festival of community health and healing, cultural work and movement building – taking place between October and November 2023. This is the first of a two-part event ‘Rehearsing Futures’, which explores rehearsal of the futures we want to bring about. Part 2 is ‘Experiments in Imagination’ and will explore imagination as an essential tool for liberatory practice. The event will be held at Conway Hall on Thursday 13 July at 7pm BST.


The Whitechapel Gallery is committed to making all of our events as accessible as possible for every audience member. Please contact access@whitechapelgallery.org if you would like to discuss a particular request and we will gladly discuss with you the best way to accommodate it.   

– Information about access on site at the gallery is available here https://www.whitechapelgallery.org/visit/access/   

– This includes information about Lift access; Borrowing wheelchairs & seating; Assistance Animals; Parking; Toilets and baby care facilities; Blind & Partially Sighted Visitors; Subtitles and transcripts; British Sign Language (BSL) and hearing induction loops; Deaf Messaging Service (DMS).   

About This Event   

– This event takes place in Gallery 2 at Whitechapel Gallery   

– You must purchase a ticket to attend the event. If you require a Personal Assistant to support your attendance, we can offer them a seat free of charge, but it must be arranged in advance.   

– If the ticket price affects your attendance, please email publicprogrammes@whitechapelgallery.org to be added to the guest list (no questions asked, but dependant on availability).

– This event is suitable for those over the age of 16   

– We will provide British Sign Language interpretation for this event

– We are unable to provide live closed captioning or CART for this event.    

– This event last approximately 2 hours. There is one 10 minute rest break scheduled.   

– An audio recording of the event can be obtained by emailing publicprogrammes@whitechapelgallery.org following the event.   


– To the best of our knowledge, there are no planned disruptions to local transport on the date of the event.   

– Our nearest train station – Aldgate East Underground (1 min) is not wheelchair accessible. The closest wheelchair accessible stations are Whitechapel (15 min), Shoreditch High Street (15 min) or Liverpool Street (15 min).   

– Free parking for Blue Badge holders is available at the top of Osborn Street in the pay and display booths for an unlimited period. Spaces are available on a first come, first served basis.