Publication: Imperfect Health: The medicalization of architecture
Edited by Giovanna Borasi and Mirko Zardini, CCA and Lars Müller Publishers, Canada, 2012
DATE: 4/7/2018
"This book accompanies the exhibition Imperfect Health: the Medicalization of Architecture and its online TV channel. Imperfect Health investigates the historical connections between health, design and the environment, emphasizing certain uncertainties and contradictions informed by Western medicine. Should urbanism, landscape design, or architecture seek to take care of people rather than cure them? Do we need to ´demedicalize architecture´?"

"Today we are anxious about ground pollution, food safety, smog, obesity and aging. Because almost everything in our surroundings is perceived as a possible source of disease, the health, defence and fortification of the body is an obsessive pursuit.
Design is also affected by such anxieties. Imperfect Health investigates the historical connections between health, design and the environment, bringing to light uncertainties and contradictions in cultures informed by Western medicine, to insist on a challenging hypothesis: that urbanism, landscape design and architecture take care of their ´inhabitants´, instead of seeking an ultimate cure".

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