All The Ways We Could Grow
21 February - 10 May 2019
Free Word’s second Season, All The Ways We Could Grow, asks what it takes to live beyond societal expectations, and how challenging confined notions of genders might open up possibilities for us all.
There have been a multitude of expressions and experiences of genders across the world throughout history. Yet in recent years, the topic has been repositioned as new, bringing with it wider visibility alongside aggressive pushback.
This artist-led Season celebrates the variety of human experience and takes its name from Travis Alabanza and Denny Kaulbach’s poetic bedroom installation, which sits at the heart of the programme. From explorations of trans liberation and alternative masculinities to challenging systemic gender inequality, the programme weaves together powerful examinations of the restrictions in our society to imagine what a world outside the confines of gender could look like.
Join a direct action workshop or explore barbershop politics, hear female and non-binary Muslims reciting the Qur’an, step into our post-apocalyptic reading room full of books that will inspire you to change the world or delve into online content from writers and partners including Article 19, English PEN and Gendered Intelligence. Check out the full programme below.