Join Helen and Jill from MadZine research for a conversation about
radical mental health zines.
MadZines are usually created by people with lived experience of mental
ill-health, neurodiversity, psychosocial disability and/or other
conditions that have been psychiatrised. They contain challenging
insights into madness and distress and have the potential to counter
prevailing psychological, psychiatric and medical understandings,
diagnoses and treatments, and turn individual struggles into crucial
issues for society.
In this event, MadZine will give a brief overview of their work
followed by a conversation and Q&A hosted by Lea Cooper.
Bring along your questions, contributions and, of course, MadZines!
Funded by Wellcome, MadZine Research are based at the University of
Helen Spandler is professor of mental health studies at the University
of Central Lancashire (UCLAN) and editor of Asylum: the radical mental
Jill Anderson is a senior research fellow at UCLAN and on the
editorial group of Asylum. We have an interest in critical approaches
to mental health, locating our work within the emerging field of Mad
We work alongside Tamsin Walker, PhD student, and a team of MadZine
collaborators. Lea is a zine maker, artist, researcher and zine
librarian. They have worked on various zine projects including Take It
Back, exploring experiences of madness, mental illness,
neurodivergence and mental health services.
This event will include: group discussions, film clips and visual
presentations. Please make any access requests in the "Your Comments"
box when booking your ticket or email email@example.com
Part of Glasgow Zine Fest 2022