Ways of Knowing


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Past Event

This event was on January – April 2022

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January – April 2022

Through live events and digital projects, Ways of Knowing is a programme of art and ideas that explore alternative ways of thinking about our relationship to the world. Whose voices are listened to and whose are ignored? What value might we find in ideas previously considered as weird, wrong or unimaginable? Offering opportunities for conversation and exchange, the programme asks what we know about the world and how we come to know it. 

This spring Ways of Knowing explores ideas around work and process, inspired by A Century of the Artist’s Studio. How are notions of creative work changing? What forms of work do we respect and value? How are artistic processes shaped by studios, schools, cities and other environments? Can we reimagine how creative spaces might look in the future? Join artists, architects, writers, filmmakers and critical thinkers as we explore these questions together. 

For more information and to register for upcoming events, please visit whitechapelgallery.org/events or call +44 (0)20 7522 7888. 

This programme is part of Ways of Knowing: Imagining Other Futures.


Live Events Programme

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Underway: Four Essay Films
Thur 20 January, 7pm

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Living Studios
Thur 27 January, 7pm 


Women at Work: Anne Truitt and Rose Wylie 
Thur 3 February, 7pm 

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The White Review Presents: Art and Literature in Conversation
Thu 10 Feb, 7pm


This Thing We Call Art 
Thursday 24 February, 7pm

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The Artist’s Studio: In Depth
Sat 26 February, 3pm

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Collective Moments: Muslim Sisterhood Takeover
Thur 3 March, 7pm

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The Architecture Foundation Presents: Making Spaces
Thur 7 April, 7pm

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Henry Glassie: Field Work
Thur 28 April, 7pm

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Fieldnotes: Writing Workshop
Thur 5 May, 6.45pm


Fadia’s Tree
Sun 15 May, 4pm

Online Projects

Important books

Stanley Schtinter: Important Books 

Updated weekly, Important Books presents crucial manifestos, read aloud by children – those who will shape the future. Among this season’s selections are urgent ecological texts from Agnes Denes, Gary Snyder and the Alcatraz Native American Occupation.