Asylum Zine

Katy Whitaker's Asylum Zine is inspired by a pair of 18th-century spectacles in the Whipple Museum of the History of Science and the questions they raise around definitions of disability, how these change over time, and who gets to decide who is disabled and who not.

The zine, or mini magazine, is comprised of layers of a historical Ordnance Survey, text from Historic England's National Heritage List for England (seemingly "objective" and "official" records) and contrasts two institutions for patients with mental ill-hea

Phyllis Wager: A Typewriter's Tale

Lewis Harrower and Andrea Elder's soundscape explores the story behind Phyllis Wager's typewriter in the Polar Museum's collection.

When Phyllis Wager travelled to East Greenland as part of a British expedition in 1935, it was so unusual for women to travel to the Polar regions that special permission was needed from the Foreign Office. What can her Remington Home Portable typewriter tell us about her work?

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