healing spaces


Friday 3 February 2017, 2-5pm, Keynes Library (room 114), School of Arts, Birkbeck, 43 Gordon Square

This event marks the publication of the collected volume Healing Spaces, Modern Architecture and the Body Ashgate Studies in Architecture (Routledge, 2016). Healing Spaces brings together cutting-edge scholarship examining the myriad ways that architects, urban planners, medical practitioners, and everyday people have applied modern ideas about health and the body to the spaces in which they live, work, and heal.

We are delighted to welcome the co-editors Dr Sarah Schrank, Professor of History at California State University, Long Beach, and Dr Didem Ekici, Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture and Built Environment at the University of Nottingham.

Sarah Schrank and Didem Ekici – introduction to the volume

Didem Ekici, The Physiology of the House: Modern Architecture and the Science of Hygiene

Sarah Schrank, Naked Houses: The Architecture of Nudism and the Rethinking of the American Suburbs

Respondent: Caitjan Gainty, Lecturer in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, Kings College London

Co-organised by the Architecture Space and Society Centre and the Centre for Medical Humanities, Birkbeck.

Please join us at a drinks reception after the event. You can book your place here.