Beyond the Visible: Space, Place, and Power in Mental Health
This symposium seeks to make designers and architects aware of their capacity to improve access to and perceptions of mental health. One-quarter of the global population will suffer from mental illness at some stage of life. The built environment—the setting where we live and work—therefore becomes an urgent site for addressing mental health. The rise of urban inequality has huge impacts on access to mental health services. This symposium will explore issues of mental health at three scales: the hospital, the home, and the city. This inaugural symposium is part of a long-term initiative at Yale, building on the work of the Yale Mental Health Colloquium which took place in 2019. In engaging an interdisciplinary team to explore these themes, we can begin to understand how practitioners influence design methods for mental health in the built environment.
Thursday, March 26 6:30 PM – Saturday, March 28, 2020 4 PM
Hastings Hall, 180 York Street, Basement
Thursday, March 26 Evening Session, 6:30pm
Mindy Thompson Fullilove
The New School
“The Social and Ecological Aspects of the Psychology of Place”
Friday, March 27 Morning Session, 10:00am
Introduction The Hospital
Mental Health Advocate
Afternoon Session, 2:00pm The Home
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Pathways Housing First
Artist The City
New York State Health Foundation
University of Orange
Saturday, March 28 Morning Session, 10:00am
Workshop: Between Disciplines, Future Infrastructures of Mental Health
Mind the Gaps: An Interdisciplinary Toolbox
Beyond the Visible: Space, Place, and Power in Mental Health is supported in part by the J. Irwin Miller Endowment.
Hastings Hall is equipped with assisted hearing devices for guests using hearing aids that have a “T” coil.