Talking Sense: The changing vocabulary of mind and brain at The Portico Library

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Talking Sense: The changing vocabulary of mind and brain at The Portico Library
The Portico Library

Talking Sense: The changing vocabulary of mind and brain at The Portico Library, Chinatown, Until 13 April 2020, free entry - Visit now

The standard guide for most psychologists, psychiatrists and services remains the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders – first published in 1952. In the exhibition Talking Sense at The Portico Library, 50 artworks are paired with 50 phrases created by jumbling the contents of this textbook’s most recent edition, whose terminology and methodology have been criticised by professionals and survivors of harmful treatments. By reorganising this language and juxtaposing it with eclectic artworks, the exhibition sets out to open up a space for helpful conversations around the future of care.

Artists include Li Ya Wen, Hondartza Fraga, Kath Lowe, Linda Hemmersbach, Maud Haya Baviera, Naty Lopez Holguin, Sally Hirst, Chan-yang Kim, Kay Shah, Horace Lindezey and Amelia Phythian.

Talking Sense: The changing vocabulary of mind and brain at The Portico Library, Chinatown

Reoccurring dates
Free entry

Accessibility

  • Audio Described
  • British Sign Language
  • Parent And Baby