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Spatiality of Mental Healthcare System in Berlin

Leader: Dr. Nassim Mehran; Institutional affiliation: Klinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie am Campus Charité Mitte

Funding Period: 01.09.2021 – 30.09.2022

By taking an interdisciplinary approach, the research unfolds the impact of social inequalities in Berlin on the discourses, struggles, practices, and experiences of mental health. In addition, it highlights the relevant in/formal modes of solidarities and engagements. Mental health here is being investigated as a collective/individual resource, subject to an urban context with a set of material objects, social relations, and psychological processes. Themes incl. “housing,” “gardening,” and “space of psychiatry clinics,” were evaluated in the last semester. The participants, based on their interest, will conduct interviews with representatives of different social groups, experts from various disciplines, activists, or politicians. This elaborates our understanding of how mental health/care has been conceptualized, established, experienced, or spoken up by and the complex web of injustice structurally, materially, and discursively.

The project welcomes students from all disciplines.

Course language: English
Schedule: thursdays, 2-4 p.m.
Place: Zoom: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84524756671?pwd=NU5JZmxqZzY1OEtyVmtZUkdnaUZHdz09 

Contact: nassimmehran@gmail.com