Art enters places of suffering to create “Healing spaces”
Fifty years ago a collective of health care workers, patients and artists arose and contributed to the closure of some of Italy’s psychiatric hospitals. The very walls which had separated “the mad” from an idealized society made of “healthy human beings” were dismantled.
The International Happening Healing Spaces Festival together with the 22nd International ISPS conference Perugia 2022 Co-constructing Healing Spaces will be held in Perugia the capital of Umbria. In Umbria for the first time in the world, patients released from asylums were offered a complete network of services operating throughout the entire region. The madness of incarcerating suffering souls had finally been substituted with a humane treatment which would revolve around the social context of the patient.
- to co-create with artists, arts therapists, patients, family members, mental health care workers and anyone interested, coming from all over the world a collective happening without authors
- to produce events, installations, performances, workshops and public presentations in a festival that aims to share personal and professional experiences
- to celebrate the creative forces of art in the transformative encounter with psychic suffering
- to continue the authorless work of the elimination of the walls, both external and internal, which marginalize those suffering with the psychic pain of living without existing
SUBMIT A PROPOSAL OF YOUR CREATIVE WORK AT THE 2022 HEALING SPACES INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
SUBMIT A VIDEO AT THE VIRTUAL HEALING SPACES 2021 WEBINAR
PARTICIPATE AT THE NATIONAL REPRESENTATIVE SELECTION FOR THE 2022 HEALING SPACES INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL
Giardini del Frontone
Palazzo della Penna
Chiesa di San Domenico
Palazzo dei Priori
Galleria Nazionale dell’Umbria
Sala dei Notari
In the Virtual Healing Spaces 2021 ISPS webinar the plenary speakers of the 2022 ISPS conference “Co-constructing Healing Spaces” will give us a “taste” of the topics they will present in 2022 by making short presentations (5 minutes). These presentations will be discussed with the public.
During the webinar a preview of the Healing Spaces Festival of Arts Therapies for Psychosis (Perugia 28 august – 4 september 2022) will be shown. Short videos, maximum 2 minutes, non-verbally describing personal and/or professional encounters with psychosis, can be presented by anyone using creative methods (for example figurative arts, music, theater, cinema, writing, dance, and architecture for mental health care spaces). By presenting a video at the virtual healing spaces webinar it will be possible to participate in the selection process to become a national representative for your country at the Healing Spaces Arts Therapies for Psychosis Festival of 2022.