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Charles Jencks on architecture, medicine and the orientation towards hope

8 Apr 2020

'They start together in 2800 BC…Architecture and medicine are two professions that grow in the context of future orientation, which is what makes us partly utopian and partly oriented towards hope.'

Listen to the late, great Charles Jencks ruminate on the joint origins of healthcare and architecture.




This is an extract from our Architecture of Maggie's event from March 2019 where Charles Jencks, co-founder of Maggie's Cancer Care Centres, spoke alongside Alex de Rijke, director of dRMM and architect of Maggie’s Oldham, and Benedetta Tagliabue, director of Miralles Tagliabue EMBT and architect of the new Kālida Sant Pau Centre in Barcelona, about the importance of architectural specificity, materiality and the fine craft of care that uniquely define Maggie’s Centres.

You can watch the full event here.


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