Navigating the Space between Brilliance and Madness

By The Icarus Project


This book is a collection of stories from the many amazing members of The Icarus Project. We assembled the beautiful and jagged pieces of our collective experience, the lessons and the scars, to create an atlas of alternative maps through the experiences that get labeled as "bipolar disorder" and other forms of "mental illness." Traveling through subconscious and waking worlds, from hospital waiting rooms to collective house kitchens, from the desert to the supermarket, these pages chart some of the underground tunnels beneath the mainstream medical model of treatment and the pathologizing language that alienates so many people. Some of these maps will help you to navigate through the existing architecture of the mental health establishment; some of them might help you figure out for yourself where you stand in relation to the larger ecosystem of the earth and the people who inhabit it. 84 pages, paperback, perfect bound. Now in it's 10th printing, the next edition of Navigating the Space is due back from the printers on March 15th. It will be available from AK Press. Click here to download the 10th edition. (PDF, 37MB, 45 pages)
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