First Fortnight Presents

Madlove: A Designer Asylum Workshop

It ain’t no bad thing to need a safe place to go mad. The problem is that a lot of mental health hospitals are more punishment than love… they need some Madlove.

Is it possible to go mad in a positive way? How would you create a safe place in which to do so? If you designed your own asylum, what would it look like?

Madlove aims to build the most crazy, bonkers, mental asylum we dare dream of: a desirable and playful space to 'go mad', countering the popular myth that mental illness is dangerous and scary.

Meet artist James, who is passionate about changing how people see and experience mental health. Join him for a creative workshop to explore what mental health care could be without the limitations of physics or money! From simple ideas to impossible dreams, this workshop will be a safe space to express your creative thoughts and learn new ways of communicating them to others. A chance for experts by experience and professionals to learn from each other and try out some creative thinking exercises. A fun and relaxed workshop, where everyone is treated as an expert and an artist.