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From 20th century sanatoriums and natural-feminine communes to rehab resorts and Maggie’s Centres, this section of the course Questions for Contemporary Architecture will examine how medical technology and understandings of 'wellness’ have looked to architecture and the built environment as both a cure and a cause of disease.


This section traces the history of buildings functioning as medical instruments, to illustrate how the relationship between the built environment, humans, and the planet impacts health or the idea of health.

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