30 Dec 2018, Φ Wellcome Collection: Living with Buildings

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2018_12_30 Wellcome Collection

30 Dec 2018, Φ Wellcome Collection, Special exhibition: Living with Buildings – Health and Architecture

“We’re surrounded by buildings all the time, but how do they affect our physical and mental health? Explore the role colour can play in making us feel better, see a pioneering mobile clinic designed to provide adaptable healthcare in emergency situations and examine the history and continuing reality of how we design for health … this exhibition examines some of the ways in which architects, planners and designers influence our health, self-esteem and ideas about society“, https://wellcomecollection.org/exhibitions/Wk4sPSQAACcANwrX

Companion book: Iain Sinclair (2018): Living with Buildings and Walking with Ghosts. On Health and Architecture. Published in association with Wellcome Collection for the exhibition Living with Buildings curated by Emily Sargent. Profile Books Ltd., London.

From the book:

  • MOVE, incl.: Christ Church: The Sickness and the Shadow; Ex-Voto Detour
  • FURTHER, incl.: John Evelyn’s Mulberry Tree; Radiant City
  • OUT, incl.: Southampton Water; Spitalfields: Scintilla.

[Book epilogue, pp.179-80] Emily Sargent: Living with Buildings: an exhibition about health and architecture.

  • “Approaches of architects, planners and designers can have a powerful influence over our feelings of individual wellbeing, as well as physical health and have much to tell us about the dominant wider priorities in society and politics … In the introduction to the publication of Oliver Twist, … Charles Dickens wrote: ‘Nothing can be done for the elevation of the poor in England, until their dwelling places are made decent and wholesome.’… A line can be drawn … to the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower in June 2017 … The exhibition … showing how architecture can respond to global issues in health today.”

Context: 3 Jan 2019, Φ Sojourn in London, 27 Dec 2018 – 3 Jan 2019