Posts Tagged: asylums

Lost Places

By Lisa Haushofer On an uninviting Sunday morning in January, I was driving south from Berlin when I passed a sign for “Beelitz-Heilstätten,” a derelict and abandoned 19th century tuberculosis hospital. I recognized it immediately as one of the most

Lost Places

By Lisa Haushofer On an uninviting Sunday morning in January, I was driving south from Berlin when I passed a sign for “Beelitz-Heilstätten,” a derelict and abandoned 19th century tuberculosis hospital. I recognized it immediately as one of the most

Maps, meaning and memory: The social geography of Caterham Imbecile Asylum

By Stef Eastoe In 1872 William Gilbert, Secretary of the Society for the Relief of Distress, and father of W.S. Gilbert of the theatrical partnership of Gilbert and Sullivan, visited Caterham Imbecile Asylum. He published an article about his visit

Maps, meaning and memory: The social geography of Caterham Imbecile Asylum

By Stef Eastoe In 1872 William Gilbert, Secretary of the Society for the Relief of Distress, and father of W.S. Gilbert of the theatrical partnership of Gilbert and Sullivan, visited Caterham Imbecile Asylum. He published an article about his visit

Healthy Cities: Medical practitioners and the creation of public parks & garden cities

By Clare Hickman In 1907, London County Councillor, George Haw asserted that If the parks are the lungs of London, the lungs must have been in a very weak condition before the London County Council (LCC) was created [in 1889].

Healthy Cities: Medical practitioners and the creation of public parks & garden cities

By Clare Hickman In 1907, London County Councillor, George Haw asserted that If the parks are the lungs of London, the lungs must have been in a very weak condition before the London County Council (LCC) was created [in 1889].

Suitcase Stories

An innovative exhibit at the San Francisco Exploratorium, The Changing Face of What is Normal, invites visitors to explore unusual terrain among the usual contents of the museum. Objects found in the long-forgotten suitcases of former patients at Willard Psychiatric Center, a New York

Suitcase Stories

An innovative exhibit at the San Francisco Exploratorium, The Changing Face of What is Normal, invites visitors to explore unusual terrain among the usual contents of the museum. Objects found in the long-forgotten suitcases of former patients at Willard Psychiatric Center, a New York