Harvard Design Magazine #40

Harvard Design Magazine #40
Author: Jennifer Sigler, Leah Whitman-Salkin (eds.)
Publisher: Harvard
Language: English
Size: 30.5 x 22 cm
Weight: 800 g
Binding: Softcover
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Well, Well, Well
No. 40
S/S 2015

Health, and the information around it, is messy. As are our bodies and the systems intended to help sustain them. No anatomical chart, in its immaculate precision, can articulate the ooze of our fluids and secretions, or our sensations of pain and fear; or the strain of accumulating medical bills; or the clash between the cult of wellness and rampant addiction; or the inequality of access to basic hygiene, nutrition, and medical care. Like health itself, our power—as individuals, citizens, and designers—to heal or to harm ourselves and the spaces in which we dwell is full of contradictions.

These contradictions are what generated this issue of Harvard Design Magazine. “Well, Well, Well” explores some of the tensions and transformations of the landscape of health and illness. As both designers and inhabitants, we create this landscape, and in turn, must navigate our own well-being within it. And as the rules of wellness continue to change—along with political events, science and technology, and nature itself—design and planning must adapt and respond accordingly. Architecture’s panaceas are not without expiration dates, and might even turn out to do more harm than good—but ultimately design has the power to promote and support health and healing in preemptive and progressive ways.

Table of Contents
Editor’s Note

Jennifer Sigler

Sculpo, Ergo Sum
Jörg Scheller

Seeing the Forest for the Trees
Julia Kane Africa, Yuko Tsunetsugu, Hui Wang

A Hygiene Hypothesis
Hilary Sample

Delivering Scent, Designing Memory
David Edwards

Everyone Needs Everything
Nicholas Fox Weber

Flying Buttresses
Matthew Allen

Healing the Machine
Jeanne Gang

Holistic Planning
Ann Forsyth

How Not to Die
Jenna Sutela

In Your Backyard
Jose Ahedo

Off-the-Grid Treatment
Peter Rose

Reading Hollywood in the Smog
David Gissen

Susan Merriam

The End of Sitting

Valerio’s Ark
Peter Sealy

Youthfulness without Youth
Deane Simpson

Neuromancer Sport
Claire L. Evans

White Coat
Nancy Etcoff

Designing for Dignity
Ai-Jen Poo

Healing Cuban-American Relations
María Magdalena Campos-Pons

Out-of-Body Experiences: The Polis in Sickness and in Health
Brooke Holmes

What Is Medicine? And Where?
Charles E. Rosenberg

Iatrogenic Architecture: Unreliable Narratives of Sustainability
Kiel Moe

In Search of the Water Pump: Architecture and Cholera
Michael Murphy

Messages from Material Reality
Salmaan Craig

The Missing Link: Architecture and Waste Management
Andreas Georgoulias, Hanif Kara, Leire Asensio Villoria

The Non-Spaces of Medical Tourism
I. Glenn Cohen

A Medical-History Tour of Pretoria
Sean O'Toole

Architecture that Breathes
Annmarie Adams

Concrete Therapy: Paul Rudolph’s Architecture of Mental Health
Mark Pasnik

Freedom by Design: The Paradoxes of Psychiatric Architecture
Leslie Topp

Piss and the City
Thomas A. P. Van Leeuwen

The Forgotten Birth of Parametric Design
David Theodore

X-Ray Architecture: The Tuberculosis Effect
Beatriz Colomina

Artificial Natures
Matthew Allen, George Church

No More Shadows
Barrett Brown-Fried, Aaron Betsky

On Atmosphere and Landscape
Silvia Benedito, Germán del Sol

Urban Age
Interboro Partners, Linda Fried
Photo Essay

Silver Lining: The NORCs of New York
Interboro Partners, Tim Davis

Afflicted Form: A History of the Hospital
MASS Design Group

Rereading: My Dear Richard (February 9, 1968)
Barbara Lamprecht, Raymond Neutra

Ten Commandments of the Public Bath
Tuomas Toivonen