DSM-V+, dévidoir de syndromes magnifiques

October 11th to 15th, 2006
Place: Québec

Participant(s): Approximately a hundred guests from six countries- psychologists, psychiatrists, researchers, journalists, teachers, and artists.

A major event in art and mental health, DSM-V+ dévidoir de syndromes magnifiques brought together a hundred or so guests in Québec City. Five days of lucidity, during which the guests, seeking truth, came to jostle, turn upside down, and criticize what is generally accepted in the DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders), the worldwide reference in the classification of mental disorders.

The guests, from Québec, Canada, the U.S., France, Germany, Finland, and Great Britain, approached new strategies that treat — figuratively and literally — the pathology of the living. They explored the tendency to “pathologize” the living being in all its manifestations during debates, exhibitions, lectures, round table discussions, projections, theatrical creations, manoeuvres, and festive gatherings presented at this event.
Collaboration: Caisse d’économie solidaire de Québec, Caisse populaire Desjardins de Québec, Gouvernement de Finlande (FRAME), Centre de santé et de services sociaux de la Vieille-Capitale, University of Bradford (Angleterre), Antitube, Atelier de la mezzanine, Avatar, Engramme, Vu, Les Productions Recto-Verso, Les Copies de la Capitale, Théâtre Périscope, Musée de la civilisation, Café rencontre centre-ville, Association québécoise pour la réadaptation psychosociale, Radio Basse-Ville CKIA-FM 88.3