LOCUS✳

Nada Colectivo + Iris Sofia

  • ARTIST / ORGANISATION

    NADA Colectivo + Iris Sofia

  • CATEGORY

    Visual arts

  • PROJECT DESCRIPTION

    Every year in Madrid, around 45,000 young people between 15 and 35 years go to their GP looking for treatment for anxiety and depression. LOCUS is aimed at local young people dealing with mental illness. It is a plural, experimental project that explores cultural margins and promotes mental health from an anti-psychiatric and community perspective.

    Together with various young people who suffer from mental illness and through relational design and contemporary creative languages such as self-publishing, memes and performance, the concept of a safe place (which in prevailing psychiatric practice is related to spaces of police and health containment) will be re-defined, based on networks of trust and constructed through transversal tactics and collective care, all projected for the greatest local impact in Puente de Vallecas.

  • PLACE OF IMPLEMENTATION

    • Vallecas, Madrid

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