Fri, 20 Oct 2023, 6:30 - 8:00 PM (BST)
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Join TANK Magazine in their Reading Rooms space where Micha Frazer-Carroll will be discussing her debut non-fiction, 'Mad World'.
To celebrate 25 years of independent magazine publishing, for six weeks TANK hosts the Reading Rooms: a series of reading environments in Central London free to use and open to all. Readers (old and new) have the chance to discover TANK’s entire archive as well as the books and publications that form the critical ecosystem that surrounds each issue – plus, the opportunity to attend a series of events celebrating the creative visionaries that form TANK’s orbit.
Joining TANK as part of their Reading Rooms programme will be Micha Frazer-Carroll, author of Mad World.
Micha Frazer-Carroll is a columnist at the Independent. She has previously edited for gal-dem, the Guardian and Blueprint, a mental health magazine that she founded. Micha has also written for Vogue, HuffPost, Huck and Dazed. She was nominated for the Comment Awards’ Fresh New Voice of the Year Award, and the Observer/Anthony Burgess Award for Arts Criticism. She is invested in using journalism to challenge systems of power.
‘A radical antidote to the constraints of our current conceptualisation of mental health’
Mental health is a political issue, but we often discuss it as a personal one. How is the current mental health crisis connected to capitalism, racism and other social issues? In a different world, how might we transform the ways that we think about mental health, diagnosis and treatment?
These are some of the big questions Micha Frazer-Carroll asks as she reveals mental health to be an urgent political concern that needs deeper understanding beyond today’s ‘awareness-raising’ campaigns.
Exploring the history of asylums and psychiatry; the relationship between disability justice, queer liberation and mental health; art and creativity; prisons and abolition; and alternative models of care; Mad World is a radical and hopeful antidote to pathologisation, gatekeeping and the policing of imagination.
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