Hysteria @ The Dragon Cafe March 2018

This month-long programme of dialogical events entitled Hysteria: Contested, Popularised, Diagnosed brought together people with lived experience of emotional distress and trauma, clinicians, artists and academics to explore the history, politics and legacy of the concept of hysteria.

Our series of evening events at The Dragon Cafe included Being BAME, an exploration of race politics in mental health and society and Unreliable Narrator, an engagement with the politics of language and gender.

Photo credits:

Image Left: Larry Achiampong, Relic 1, 4K Video (2017). Commissioned by PS/Y for Hysteria. Install photos by Sue Parkhill.

Image Right: RE:CREATE Psychiatry ShrinkRadio event ‘State of Emergency: is there space for empathy in a time of crisis?’ at Wellcome Collection, November 2016. Photo by Liz Gorman.