Saved events

Life-affirming infrastructures

them's the breaks

a painting

We spend our lives navigating oppressive infrastructures like welfare and hostile urban space. How do we build systems that are conducive to life, dignity, safety & joy?

In a public conversation organised by Healing Justice London and Kin Structures, in collaboration with RESOLVE Collective, we will hear from individuals and organisations who are currently visioning and building radical infrastructures across London and beyond.

The panel, which will include Amahra Spence from MAIA and Imandeep Kaur from Civic Square, Arman Nouri from Kin Structures, Farzana Khan from Healing Justice Ldn and Akil Scafe-Smith from RESOLVE Collective, will demonstrate that alternative models, methodologies and practices are not abstract dreams, but material realities already being practised in pockets across the UK. These present-day experiments give us a glimpse into practical possibilities; they are ‘rehearsals’ for the liberated and flourishing futures that we would like to see.

Register for the online livestream here.

This event is part four of six large-scale discussions that are taking place in London and online 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. 


In person

Please take a COVID test before visiting the Barbican and avoid attending if symptomatic. Masks will be available at the venue.

We will be taking a comfort break during the session.

Find out more about accessibility and plan your journey to the Barbican here.


We will have closed captioning (live transcriptions) and BSL (British Sign Language) available.

If there are any access needs you'd like us to consider, please email [email protected].

See more art for less

Visit exhibitions including Francis Alÿs, The Imaginary Institution of India and Noah Davis again & again, for free

Auditorium 1, Level 4