2 November 2011 to 13 April 2012
This workshop series was curated as part of the exhibition Imperfect Health for the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal.
An epidemic has just broken out and you are on the public health committee who must deal with the repercussions.
Step into this role and confront the crisis as it moves from communication issues to urban and architectural decisions on behalf of the public. This program is designed for groups of college and university students and is offered as a part of the exhibition Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture, which examines the complexity of today’s interrelated and emerging health problems, against a variety of proposed architectural and urban solutions. Huis Clos highlights discussions affecting society as they take place in a state of isolation, as a sequested few decide what is appropriate knowledge, measures of safety, and even change how people move through urban spaces. This two hour workshop-visit is adopted from Jean-Paul Sartre’s play Huis Clos, in which three individuals spend eternity in a single room.
Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture examines the complexity of today’s interrelated and emerging health problems juxtaposed with a variety of proposed architectural and urban solutions.