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10–09–2022       (Symposium)
Rethinking mental health care through art, a day of critical reflections on the spaces and politics of contemporary psychiatric care. Organised by Hospital Rooms and hosted by Hauser & Wirth. Speakers included: Hel Spandler, Abbas Zahedi, Jo Baudin, Jess Oglethorpe, Christopher Bailey and Phoebe Eustance

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07–11–2021       (Publication)
Northside House X Hospital Rooms publication includes texts, interviews and artworks. Northside House is a forensic medium secure mental health unit in Norwich. Texts: Hugh Nicholson & Phoebe Eustance. Design: Molly Bonnell & Tom Shepherd-Barron. 

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20–10–2021        (Presentation)
Still from an online presentation. Taking Jean Oury’s ethos ‘to treat the ill without treating the hospital is madness’ as a departure point, this presentation examines the envionments and situations of mental health institutions.

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07–09–02021        (Publication)
So, tomorrow? How could or should we redefine health, sickness, and care? What, for instance, would post-collapse care look like? Or a trans- or post-human definition of health? Or definitions emerging from other cultures, from alternative practice? Plurality University collective zine.

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07–04–02021        (Screening)
Queering the Waiting Room is a visual essay that reimagines the institution as malleable. Borrowing from Jean Oury’s notion of ‘pathoplasty’, which attributes sickness to the milieu, the project redirects the gaze away from individual patients and towards the social structure of the hospital itself. Originally made for SARA2021 conference and screened at Hospitalfield in May 2021.

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01–07–2020        (Article)
Using the format of a conversation, this text explores collective knowledge production in the context of CAMPUS, the independent study programme at Nottingham Contemporary. Written by a group of 2019–2020 CAMPUS participants, it is organised around five key questions which address some of the challenges when thinking about institutional and extra-institutional spaces of learning in a neoliberal society.

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