Soutenir: Ville, architecture et soin

Soutenir: Ville, architecture et soin

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Soutenir: Ville, architecture et soin
(Providing Support: The City, Architecture, and Health)

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Exhibition Catalog

Pavillon de l'Arsenal, Paris, 2022.

304 pp. ills. 30 x 26 cm. In French. Paperbound.

ISBN 9782354870669

At the beginning of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic brought humanity to a sudden halt and emptied out major cities. In Paris and the surrounding region, over one million people chose to leave the metropolis in order to protect their health. The flight from cities was an immediate consequence of the COVID crisis, highlighting how weak the ties are between a city and overall human health, between architecture and prophylactics, and between the city and hospitality. The event also highlighted a field of concerns surrounding the future of the city when it comes to access to care facilities (and the place of medicine in society), the development of healthcare institutions and coverage of all pathologies within those institutions, the aging population with regards to accessibility of amenities and housing, urban mortality in relation to burial sites, and the impact of our metropolitan metabolisms on human health alongside the transformation of urban areas. Under the joint curatorship of philosopher Cynthia Fleury and the architects collective SCAU, the exhibition “Soutenir” [Providing Support] explores the history of care and of “the places and architectures that uphold and support us, rather than detain or contain us.” The medieval hospital Hôtel-Dieu—the foundation and promise of the city—kicks off both the publication and the event, which then follow a series of profiles of places and territories (inhabited or not) examined through the lens of care, health, and concern in various medical, urban, philosophical, and artistic disciplines. These linkages draw a unique map that is analyzed based on founding acts or iconic architectures.

Subject Headings: Eastern and Western European Art ; Western Art -- France -- 1600-1800 ; 1800-1900 ; 1900-1945 ; Post-1945 ; Post-1970 ; Post-1990 ; Post-2000 ; Post-2020 -- Architecture --

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