Alternative Asylums

Discussion

Fully booked

Thursday 10 November 2016

19:00-20:30

What would an ideal asylum look like? Is there such a thing as a safe place to go mad? Come and discuss alternative places of safety including R D Laing’s controversial Kingsley Hall and the Belgian city of Geel’s unique model of psychiatric care. 

This is a collaboration between Wellcome Collection and Bethlem Gallery in celebration of our ‘Bedlam: the asylum and beyond’ exhibition and Bethlem’s ‘Reclaiming Asylum’ exhibition.

Speakers

  • Adrian Chapman, English Department, Florida State University, London Centre
  • the vacuum cleaner, artist
  • Bert Boeckx, archivist, Public Centre for Psychiatric Care in Geel

Facilitator

Beth Elliott, Director, Bethlem Gallery

This event is FREE. Tickets will become available below from 11.00 on Friday 28 October.