Call for Narratives: Oppression, Hope and Resilience

"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." -- Maya Angelou

We are looking for narratives about dealing, struggling, and coping with oppression, to be featured in our upcoming ‘’Mad Maps’’ publication. We aim to receive pieces that share the pain of the struggles, but that also evoke beauty, hope, and inspiration. .

Length of stories: 100-500 words

Mad Maps Survey

Help us craft the powerful collective language we need for this transformative community project! For many years, members of The Icarus Project have been imagining and creating maps and roads to lead us on our journeys and ground us in the moment. We have called these tools “wellness maps” or “mad maps.” These are reminder documents we create for ourselves and the people around us about our wellness goals, warning signs, strategies for health, and who we trust to look out for our interests when we are struggling with our madness.

Christmas Solidarity Art Drive

Hello dear Icaristas, I am reaching out to you all from Buenos Aires, Argentina and I am writing to ask you to consider donating art materials you don't need/don't use anymore so the fabulous arists at Frente de Artistas del Borda (FAB - Artists Front of Borda) can keep doing amazing creations, from inside the mental hospital ''Borda''. Borda has an estimate of 1,300 inmates (nobody knows the exact number).

Gallery Gachet, The Icarus Project, and Mad Pride 2014: Reportback from the Wilderness of the Soul


From the sidewalk, standing at the door, a person cannot see the details of the work that is displayed there, or notice the how the pictures and drawings in the current show, Mad Cartographies: Wilderness of the Soul, are hung by hat pins and magnets set atop the heads of nails. The forms on paper and canvas, in wood and photo, aren't visible. The stories they tell are quiet from the streetview.


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