Pulitzer Prize-winner Ellen Reid has composed SOUNDWALK, a GPS-enabled work of public art that uses music to illuminate the environment and encourage calm reflection.
Mindscapes is an international cultural programme that aims to support a transformation in how we understand, address and talk about mental health.
Combining diverse perspectives and expertise, the programme – including artist residencies, a documentary, exhibitions and events – will be staged in a number of cities around the world. Our work will culminate in 2022.
Mindscapes brings together culture, communities, policy and research, and is informed and inspired by Wellcome's mental health programme.
Watch an animation by poet Koleka Putuma and illustrator Ivyy Chen, inspired by the Covid Living project which explored how young people coped with Covid-19 lockdowns.
Catch up with the talks, which look at how the arts can give new perspectives on, and improve, mental health, social justice and global health.
What's coming up
- Artist residencies and exhibitions
- International writer-in-residence: Priya Basil
- User-generated documentary: we want to hear from people all over the world on what makes a positive difference to their mental health.
One in four people experience a mental health problem every year but, for decades, treatments have hardly progressed. A holistic scientific, social and cultural approach is needed, now more than ever.
Through a range of cultural activities, Mindscapes will provide new perspectives on how people and communities in different contexts live with and seek solutions to their mental health problems.
Mindscapes has been developed by Wellcome in collaboration with:
- Curatorial Research Fellow, Avinash Kumar
- India Foundation for the Arts
- Museum of Art and Photography (MAP)
- National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences (NIMHANS)
- Science Gallery Bengaluru
- Curatorial Research Fellow, Margareta von Oswald
- Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH)
- Gropius Bau Museum
- The Robert Koch Institute
- Curatorial Research Fellow, Rebecca Jacobs
- Brooklyn Museum
- Center for the Humanities, Graduate Center, City University of New York
- Center for Urban Pedagogy
- Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK
- Tenement Museum
- The Laundromat Project
- The New York Public Library
Further partnerships to be announced soon.