Positive mental health and modern art (E308)
The modern workplace can be unforgiving, clinical and even cruel. Coping with mental health problems at work is a clear challenge of our time. What is the key to making work both productive and healthy for those trying to beat the train to the crossing? Dr. Shaun Davis has written a new book on positive mental health, looking at the bigger picture and giving practical help. So, we invited him into the Sputnik studio to tell us how we can take care of not only our own mental wellbeing but also the wellbeing of those around us.
From the punk of Jamie Reid to the street art of Banksy, art can be anarchic, funny, and subversive; it can also be popular. Hannes d’Haese is a Dutch artist who is following in this tradition. Well-known throughout Europe for his playful art which combines popular cultural imagery with a powerful message, he has now collaborated with Brian Travers, founding member of the legendary band UB40. They were brought together by their mutual ambition to create art with a big message and they came into the Sputnik studio with some larger-than-life examples.