The Bartlett School of Architecture


The social invisibility of mental health facilities

09 May 2017, 4:00 pm–5:00 pm

Poster image for The social invisibility of mental health facilities

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The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL Division of Psychiatry, Slade School of Fine Art


Room G.02, The Bartlett, 22 Gordon Street, London WC1H 0QB

The social invisibility of mental health facilities: Raising awareness on social exclusion in urban environments through artwork

‘The social invisibility of mental health facilities’ is a multi-disciplinary project initiated by The Bartlett and the Division of Psychiatry. 

The project juxtaposes the view from the street and the distance from underground stations of the health vs mental health facilities of the same area, raising awareness of inequality and social exclusion. It demonstrates the obscurity that NIMBYism brings to mentally ill people, placing them inside remote and under-funded facilities.

Dr Ian Scott, Director of UCL Grand Challenges & Cross-Disciplinary Development will open the exhibition.

The exhibition will also showcase the work of the social anthropologist Prof Florence Weber and Photographer/Ethnographer Jean-Robert Dantou of the ‘Walls Don’t Speak’ on French psychiatric facilities.

This event is open to everyone.

Photos from the event