September saw the opening of Wellcome Collection’s fascinating exploration of mental health- Bedlam: The Asylum and Beyond.
Following the rise and fall of the mental asylum, the exhibition seeks to explore how it has shaped the complex landscape of mental health today. Asylums have largely been consigned to history but mental illness is more prevalent than ever, as our culture teems with therapeutic possibilities: from prescription medications and clinical treatment to complementary medicines, online support, and spiritual and creative practices. Against this background, the exhibition interrogates the original idea that the asylum represented – a place of refuge, sanctuary and care – and asks whether and how it could be reclaimed. A wonderful and thought provoking exhibition AKA supported with a variety of quality print, Out Of Home, digital media and specialist marketing opportunities.
Bedlam: The Asylum and Beyond is currently running at the Wellcome Collection until the 15th of January 2017.