Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture

Publication, 15 March 2012

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”?

Edited by Mirko Zardini and Giovanna Borasi. Essays by Margaret Campbell, Nan Ellin, David Gissen, Carla Keirns, Linda Pollak, Hilary Sample, Sarah Schrank, and Deane Simpson. Book design by Integral Lars Müller (Lars Müller, Nadine Unterharrer).

Hardcover, softcover, or e-publication; 400 pages. Published in English and in French. Co-published with Lars Müller Publishers.

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