by Joshua Ricketts
The Institute of Mycology Masterplan is a proposal for the hypothetically decommissioned HMP Wormwood Scrubs, the Institute seeks to explore, produce and showcase new ways of working with fungi and mushrooms, providing a global hub for a growing field of study. As part of this, The Psilocybin Clinic sits as a centre-point for medical research into the potential of fungi and, the psilocybin compound found in some mushrooms, its benefits in a clinical environment aimed at tackling mental health and psychological ailment. The site shares a direct link to Hammersmith hospital and the London Institute of Medical Sciences, with the recently concluded Imperial College Psychedelic Research Centre trials acting as the catalyst for the programmatic functions of This Clinic.
A walk along the façade, exploring balconies