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Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience

16 De Crespigny Park

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Over three-and-a-half billion people, more than half the world's population, live in urban areas. This number is rising fast in both developed and developing countries, and it is expected that 66% of the global population will live in cities by 2050. This ongoing urbanization has major implications for global mental health.

Urban Mind is an innovative smartphone app developed in a collaborative research project between arts foundation Nomad Projects, landscape architects J&L Gibbons and the IoPPN. The app encourages users to record and reflect on how their mental state is affected by their experience of city living.

You are invited to a presentation about the app, which will reflect on wider questions around urban planning, social policy around design and health as well as historical and cultural perspectives on the city and the mind.

The panellists are:

  • Johanna Gibbons, partner at J & L Gibbons, an award winning Landscape Architecture studio based in London
  • Neil Davidson, partner at J & L Gibbons, an award winning Landscape Architecture studio based in London
  • Dr Andrea Mechelli, Reader of Early Intervention, Kings College London
  • Professor Matthew Beaumont, British novelist, author of 'Nightwalking: A Nocturnal History of London', Professor of English and Co-Director of the Urban Laboratory at UCL
  • Michael Smythe, Creative Director of Nomad Projects, a contemporary arts production and commissioning agency

Further information about Urban Mind is available here: www.urbanmind.info


This event is part of the Arts in Mind Festival at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King’s College London, 4-10 June.

Please be aware that booking a ticket for a free event does not guarantee your place. Admission is on a first come, first served basis for ticket-holders. As the event is free, we have to overbook to allow for no-shows and to avoid having any empty seats which could otherwise be enjoyed by those who would like to attend.

*Please note that photographs and footage may be taken throughout this event and could be used for marketing and publicity including our website, social media or any third party publication. If you have any concerns or wish to be exempted from this activity, please speak with the event organiser on the day.*

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