Dr Jennifer Laws (postdoctoral researcher in the Centre for Medical Humanities) is one of the co-organizers of the second of a 2-part collaborative seminar between the Universities of Durham and Glasgow on ‘Asylum and Post-Asylum Spaces’. The purpose of the two events has been to explore new and emerging approaches to asylum and post-asylum landscapes in institutional care settings, as well as broader ideas of asylum, shelter, treatment and care in both historical and contemporary contexts. This on-going collaboration is a legacy from a session on the same theme at the International Medical Geography Symposium in Durham, 2011. The programme is below.
Asylum and Post-Asylum Spaces – Contemporary and historical perspectives on ‘shelter, treatment and care’
January 30th 2013, University of Glasgow 10:30-17:15
School of Geographical & Earth Sciences
Room 311, East Quadrangle
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee and Introductions 11:00 – 12:30 Presentations Anna Schliehe: ‘It rips my knittin’ – The nature and experience of spaces of confinement for girls and young women in Scotland Sarah Curtis: Compassionate containment? Balancing technical safety and therapy in the design of psychiatric wards Kim Ross: Landscape of Care: How Glasgow negotiated the ‘Asylum Age’ 12:30 – 13:30 Lunch and Poster Display 13:30-14:00 Presentation and Discussion Hester Parr: Teaching ‘Asylum Week’ 14:00 – 15:30 Presentations Jenny Laws: From what am I running? Refuge and retreat in post-institutional asylum. Cheryl McGeachan: ‘Seeking asylum, somewhere’: R.D. Laing and the alternative spaces of asylum Mark Gallacher: TBA 15:30 – 16:00 Tea/coffee 16:00 – 17:15 Discussion led by Chris Philo and Sarah Curtis