Spaces and Narratives of Mental and Social Health

Key-note speaker: Christoph Singer (University of Innsbruck)   The theme can include the following topics: How do physical and social spaces influence the mental health for the better or worse? What kind of spaces are created, produced, constructed or appropriated by “healthy” or “unhealthy” minds? And how do texts establish and narrate the distinction between what is considered mental health and mental “unhealth” (insanity, eccentricity, abnormality, sociopathology or psychopathology)? Where are the limits and possibilities for translating mental well-being or the lack thereof into narratives? Can the traumatized mind relate these experiences in form of narratives in the first place? What kind of effects and affects are generated by different… Read More

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