Digital Project

For my digital project, I wanted to examine what happened to historic asylums following deinstitutionalization when mental health care overall became less focused on the environment of the psychiatric hospital and there was a reduced need for them. I have always found abandoned buildings interesting and watched a lot of videos of people exploring psychiatric hospitals specifically growing up, so I was additionally curious about the different types of reactions that people might have to historic asylums and if there were any identifiable trends in the types of reactions. In trying to answer these questions, I chose five examples of specific hospitals to use as case studies and created a digital essay where each of these are discussed individually and in comparison with one another. That is linked HERE.