This new research project explores how Zines ‘craft contention’ about mental health – and can help to turn individual struggles into critical issues for society (and mental health services).
We have been identifying, analysing and co-producing a diverse range of what we collectively refer to as MadZines.
We are interested in the potential of MadZines to challenge prevailing psychological, psychiatric and medical understandings, diagnoses and treatments.
We are excited by their potential as a unique form of psychiatric survivorship, offering new and evolving repertoires of contention for progressive mental health movements.
Through our work we aim to challenge stigma and discrimination, transform policy and practice and contribute to formal and informal learning about mental health. We aim too to inform the ways in which zines are researched, understood and theorised.
Please get in touch with your own ideas on this, or with any questions.