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 includes artist residencies, exhibitions, public programming, events, 'I Hope This Helps' (a crowdsourced documentary) and publishing.
Being staged in a number of cities around the world, including Bengaluru, Berlin, New York and Tokyo, Mindscapes centres hyper-local conversations about mental health and wellbeing that have global relevance.
Mindscapes brings together culture, communities, policy and research, and is informed and inspired by Wellcome's mental health programme.
Artists in Residence
- Artist residencies and exhibitions
- Mindscapes Bengaluru: Indu Antony at the Museum of Art and Photography
- Mindscapes Berlin: Kader Attia at the Gropius Bau
- Mindscapes New York: Guadalupe Maravilla at the Brooklyn Museum
- Mindscapes Tokyo: Yuki Iiyama at the Mori Art Museum
- International artist-in-residence: Cecilie Falkenstrøm
- Artist in residence at large: Christine Wong Yap
- International writer-in-residence: Priya Basil
- I Hope This Helps: User-generated documentary gathering stories from people all over the world on what makes a positive difference to their mental health.
- Publishing partnership: Aeon
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, Rohan Patankar
- 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
- Berlin School of Mind and Brain
- Berlin University Alliance
- Cashmere Radio
- Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH)
- Das feministische Archiv FFBIZ
- Gropius Bau Museum
- Interdisciplinary Forum Neurourbanism e.V.
- The Robert Koch Institute
- Zentral- und Landesbibliothek Berlin
- 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
- Isometric Studio
- The Laundromat Project
- The New York Public Library
- Urban Omnibus, a program of The Architectural League of New York
- Curatorial Research Fellow, Kukiko Nobori
- Mori Art Museum
Further partnerships to be announced soon.