Buildings' Bitter Pill

January 2011

Instigating a cure

Introducing the power of the building. No longer does the individual need to take charge of such things as smoking too much, lack of exercise, or ill health; indeed, the office building can now even sort out its own structural repairs. This tendency is well underway to eliminating personal responsibility for one’s own well-being; the instigating of tricks in and of the architecture itself promote adaptation or exclusion, as deemed appropriate.
Imperfect Health: the Medicalization of Architecture 2011 and installation view with Chicken by Andy Byers, Canadian Centre for Architecture.© CCA, Montréal
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