Accompanying the exhibition in the MRC SGDP Centre at the Maudsley Hospital, this 'Damaging the Body' symposium will offer a variety of perspectives on restraint in mental healthcare, past and present. We invite clinicians, historians, artists and service users to debate the topic of what exactly is restraint, and how (and if) we can ever draw a line between care, cure and control. Audience discussion will be welcomed following several short presentations.
Doors will open at 5pm, with a reception and chance to view the exhibition.
The symposium will begin at 6pm sharp, ending by 8pm.
Location: MRC SGDP Centre, Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, 16 De Crespigny Park, Denmark Hill, SE5 8AF (within the Maudsley Hospital complex).
Nearest station: Denmark Hill
Wednesday 17 October, 6.30pm
An exploration of the psychology and significance of tattooing in contemporary art and art history, with Gemma Angel and Sandra Ann Vita Minchin.
'Extraordinary Eaters' Film Launch
Professor Lisa Downing : Cultural Narratives of Erotic Asphyxiation
Thursday 6th December 2012, 6.30 - 8:30pm,St Bartholomew's Pathology Museum
The event will take place at St Bartholomew's Hospital, Pathology Museum and Gallery, 3rd Floor, Robin Brook Centre, West Smithfield, London, EC1A 7BE
Nearest tube: St Paul's
Doors open at 6pm, when there will be a chance to view the exhibits in the museum. The event will run from 6.30 - 8.30pm
Refreshments provided; Admission free.