M-I I-M: racism, mental illness, and marginal

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  • M-I I-M: racism, mental illness, and marginal

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  • M-I I-M, as an ongoing project, endeavours to engage with themes that are not in primary spheres of discourse, to generate knowledge. This poster discusses multiplicities and heterogeneity. It endeavours to engage with themes that are not in primary spheres of discourse, as well as addressing both lack of representation and misrepresentation. The project, currently finding focus with a net art work, pages of madness, is a response to recent scientific research of Professor Robin Murray of the Institute of Psychiatry, which suggests that black people in the United Kingdom are several times more likely than white people to suffer mental illness. The research points to social factors such as racism that cause such huge demographic discrepancy. Professor Murray believes that the experience of black people in the U.K. almost drives them mad.

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