Daisy Powell reviews Frances Ryan’s Crippled: Austerity and the Demonization of Disabled People, and shares discussion from the book’s launch at The University of Leeds. The austerity measures implemented since the 2008 global financial crash have led to the destitution […]
43 Gordon Square, Birkbeck, University of London 6th June 2019 ‘Conversations on Care and/in the Community’ invited researchers and writers from a number of disciplines to engage in a series of conversations surrounding these new social and spatial conditions of […]
Anisha Gupta explores Wellcome Collection’s new ‘Being Human’ display.
Wendy Lowe reviews Anna Harpin’s Madness, Art, and Society: Beyond Illness (Routledge, 2018). Madness, Art and Society provides a comprehensive account of Anna Harpin’s ways of looking at and critiquing the practices of diagnosis and treatment of madness through numerous examples […]
Albert Brenchat reflects on the conference ‘On Laughter’, Institute of Advanced Studies, University College London, 10, 11 and 12 July, 2019. Is laughter a tool to rebel or to conform? What are the boundaries between ‘laughter’ and ‘humour’? These […]