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YoHa Database Addiction 2016

YoHa Database Addiction 2016

YoHa Database Addiction 2016

DATABASE ADDICTION 2.0: THE READING ROOM

SAT 13 MAY 2017, 11AM-5PM, FREE, CLORE STUDIO

Overview

Database Addiction and Database Addiction 2.0: The Reading Room is a two-part arts research project in progress. The project explores the inter-relationships between mental health and the digital rationality with which we manage addictive behaviour.

Throughout the day you can drop-in to find out more about the project or at 2pm join Dr Graham Harwood (YoHa), Dr Luke Mitcheson (Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Lambeth Addiction Service) and the Project Team for an open discussion.

In 2015, YoHa arts organisation and the Project Team worked with the Clinical Addictions Group in Lambeth and South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, to problematise how databases are used within addiction centres to create Database AddictionDatabase Addiction 2.0 is the next stage of the project and asks how knowledge obtained from being an addict can critique and inform addiction services.

Supported by the Wellcome Trust. This event is part of Mental Health Awareness Week.

This event is free and there is no need to book.

Biographies

Dr Graham Harwood is an internationally recognised artist and co-founder of the arts organisation YoHa with Matsuko Yokokoji. He is the convenor of the MA in Digital Culture for the Centre for Cultural Studies, at Goldsmiths, London University. He is co-editor of the Software Studies Journal, a peer reviewed journal at the intersection between technical objects and cultural studies. Harwood founded the Mongrel group (1997-2007), an artists group specialising in digital media.

Dr Luke Mitcheson is Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Head of Addictions Psychology and Lead Psychologist for Lambeth Addictions. He has worked in mental health and drug and alcohol treatment services since 1993 and the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust since 1998. He is Professional Lead for Psychology and Psychotherapy in the Addictions Clinical Academic Group. His clinical work is based at Lorraine Hewitt House in Brixton, which is the Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service in the London Borough of Lambeth and is seconded to Public Health England in the Alcohol, Tobacco and Drugs Division.

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Graham Harwood and Matsuko Yokokoji have lived and worked together since 1994. YoHa's graphic vision and technical tinkering have powered several celebrated collaborations establishing an international reputation for pioneering critical arts projects, which enquire into the lived logics of database systems.

Database Addiction 2.0 is produced by Anila Ladwa working with Project Team Jean Demars and Samantha Penn and Dr Alison Rooke convenor of the projects Critical Friends Group. 




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