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Marco Delogu.<br />
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London, 14/10/2015. Today, the Italian Cultural Institute in London (ICI London) presented a public conversation called "Is Freedom Therapeutic? - Franco Basaglia and Italy's mental health revolution" hosted by Peppe Dell'Acqua (Italian Psychiatrist, author, he worked alongside with Franco Basaglia and for over 17 years, he has been in charge of the Department of Mental Health of Trieste) and Professor John Foot (English academic, Professor of Modern Italian History in the Department of Italian, University of Bristol, author). Chair of the event was Marco Delogu (Italian photographer, Director of the Italian Cultural Institute in London, editor and exhibition' curator). From the Italian Cultural Institute in London website: <<[…] Italy's 'Basaglia Law' (1978) called for the closure of all the nation's psychiatric hospitals. Franco Basaglia was part of a huge movement of psychiatrists – including R.D Laing, David Cooper and Maxwell Jones, who all worked in the UK - patients and activists keen to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illness. One of the key protagonists of this movement in Trieste, where Franco Basaglia directed the psychiatric hospital from 1971-1978, was Peppe Dell'Acqua. This event will see Dell'Acqua in conversation with John Foot, who has recently published a cultural history of the movement which led to the 1978 law. Basaglia and his legacy are still part of an ongoing debate, in the UK and elsewhere, over the closure of the asylums and the future of what is called "care in the community" […]>>.<br />
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Marco Delogu.

London, 14/10/2015. Today, the Italian Cultural Institute in London (ICI London) presented a public conversation called "Is Freedom Therapeutic? - Franco Basaglia and Italy's mental health revolution" hosted by Peppe Dell'Acqua (Italian Psychiatrist, author, he worked alongside with Franco Basaglia and for over 17 years, he has been in charge of the Department of Mental Health of Trieste) and Professor John Foot (English academic, Professor of Modern...
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