Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture

Publication, 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 Giovanna Borasi and Mirko Zardini
Essays by Giovanna Borasi, Margaret Campbell, Nan Ellin, David Gissen, Carla C. Keirns, Linda Pollak, Hilary Sample, Sarah Schrank, Deane Simpson, and Mirko Zardini
Graphic design by Integral Lars Müller, with Lars Müller and Nadine Unterharrer

Published in French as En imparfaite santé : La médicalisation de l’architecture
Co-published with Lars Müller Publishers
Hardcover, softcover, or digital publication; 400 pages

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