This event has finished Took place on: Tuesday, 16th Jul 2019
Come visit Tooting Library and learn about the construction and demise of Springfield Hospital with Dr Khaldoon Ahmed
Psychiatrist and filmmaker Dr Khaldoon Ahmed will take us on a journey of the construction of Asylums in the 19th Century, to their eventual demise to luxury housing.
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Khaldoon and a team of volunteers looked at the history of Springfield Hospital, originally built in 1841, now being redeveloped into apartments and new mental health facilities. In this talk he will present his findings, and show a short work-in-progress film about the old psychiatric intensive care unit at Springfield that was demolished last month.
The talk will also include a discussion on architecture and the treatment of mental illness.
Cost: Free of Charge
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Reserve tickets at this website2019-07-16 2019-07-16 Europe/London Architecture and the Asylum - Stories from Springfield Hospital Psychiatrist and filmmaker Dr Khaldoon Ahmed will take us on a journey of the construction of Asylums in the 19th Century, to their eventual demise to luxury housing. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2019/07/16/architecture-and-the-asylum-stories-from-springfield-hospital-208027 Tooting Library,75 Mitcham Road,,London