The Anatomy Lecture Theatre, King’s College
22 April 2018 - 10.45am-5.30pm
Programmed by Victoria Tischler (Professor of Arts and Health, Head of the Dementia Care Centre, University of West London) with The Dragon Café’s RE:CREATE Psychiatry
Taking as a starting point the themes that have emerged throughout the Hysteria programme (2017-18), this symposium reflects upon the collaborations that evolve between artists, medical, psychiatric and mental-health professionals and those with lived experience of mental ill-health. The day-long event will address the relationship between hysteria and contemporary art practice, and re-evaluate the place of artistic and scientific collaborations within mental health services and contemporary society. The event is an opportunity to further explore work that has emerged from the Hysteria season at The Dragon Café (March 2018), and will conclude with a performance by The Dragon Café Singers.
Speakers include: collaborators Dr Stephanie Courtade (psychiatrist) and Jocelyn Pook (artist and composer); Dr Errol Francis (PS/Y director); Dr Dominik Havsteen-Franklin (Consultant in Arts Psychotherapies, CNWL NHS Foundation Trust); Mette Kjærgaard Præst (curator PS/Y and Hysteria programme); Prof Sashi Sashidaran (consultant psychiatrist and Director of Mental Health Rights, Glasgow); Prof Victoria Tischler (Professor of Arts and Health, Head of the Dementia Care Centre, University of West London); Lamis Bayar (Chair, Mental Fight Club), Amneet Johal (Project Manager, RE:CREATE Psychiatry), Susan Young (Animator, Royal College of Art), Dr Elinor Hynes (Psychiatrist, ELFT), and Dr Neil Armstrong (Lecturer in Anthropology, Magdalen College, Oxford).
Performance by The Dragon Café Singers.