1st July 2019

Designs for Minds – This Month at The Dragon Café

This Monday from 12 – 8.30 pm at The Dragon Café – Architecture and the Asylum – Stories from Springfield Hospital
This Monday evening psychiatrist and filmmaker Dr Khaldoon Ahmed will take us on a journey of the construction of Asylums in the 19th Century, to their eventual demise to luxury housing.

Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Khaldoon and a team of volunteers looked at the history of Springfield Hospital, originally built in 1841, now redevelopment into apartments and new mental health facilities. In this talk he will present his findings, and show a short work-in-progress film about the old psychiatric intensive care unit at Springfield that was demolished last month. The talk will also include a discussion on architecture and the treatment of mental illness.

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