Discipline Park

Discipline Park
Author: Toby Altman
Publisher: Wendy's Subway
Language: English
Pages: 112
Size: 19,8 x 25,4cm
Weight: 325 g
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9781735924281
Price: €18.00
Product Description

Toby Altman’s Discipline Park documents the demolition of Prentice Women's Hospital in Chicago, a landmark of architectural brutalism designed by Bertrand Goldberg in the 1970s. Altman was born in the building, and years later, was employed by Northwestern University when they tore it down. His personal proximity to the site leads to a wider critical evaluation of the cruelty of a neoliberalism that asks us to draw sustenance from the very institutions that poison and erase our bodies, habitats, and histories. But, as it indicts the present and its claustrophobic, ruinous politics, Discipline Park also recovers or reinvents utopian vistas through an extended engagement with Goldberg's architectural practices.