Monday, 1 April 2013
Survivor History News
Wednesday 10.4.2013 Survivors History Group 1pm Together
On of the themes developing within the survivor movement and within
the survivor history group is a discussion of the positive and
critical contribution that people who suffer mental distress make,
individually and collectively, to thought and culture.
Just a few examples. Until 25.5.2013 Hackney Museum has an exhibition
"Responses to mental health in Hackney", which features the creative
work of those who use the "Core Arts" project in Hackney.
Friends of David Kessel are putting together a tribute to his
unconventional thought. This includes the idea of humane therapy,
including humane asylums, and the idea that schizophrenia is a real
lived experience that has something essential to contribute.
Sheila Beskine breaks us away from our planned routines with visual
and tactile images and experiences, such as passing autumn leaves or
ship's barnacles around for us to feel and think about.
We expect to continue this discussion at the Survivor History Group
on Wednesday 10.4.2013. Please come. There seems to be a general
feeling that survivor thought is not about creating celebrities, but
about appreciating one another. We will all appreciate your presence.
Best wishes, Andrew