Sick Architecture

There is no disease without architecture, and no architecture without disease. Doctors and architects have always been in a kind of dance, often exchanging roles, collaborating, influencing each other, even if not always synchronized. Furniture, rooms, buildings, cities, and networks are produced by medical emergencies that encrust themselves one on top of another over the centuries. We tend to forget very quickly what produce these layers. We act as if each pandemic is the first, as if trying to bury the pain and uncertainty of the past.

Editors
Beatriz Colomina
Iván López Munuera
Nick Axel
Nikolaus Hirsch

Sick Architecture is a collaboration between Beatriz Colomina, e-flux Architecture, and the Princeton University Ph.D. Program in the History and Theory of Architecture, with the support of the Rapid Response David A. Gardner ’69 Magic Grant from the Humanities Council and the Program in Media and Modernity at Princeton University. It began as a Ph.D. seminar in the fall of 2019 and will continue in 2021 as an exhibition at CIVA in Brussels.

Contributors
An Tairan

An Tairan is an architectural historian, theorist, and designer. He is a PhD student in History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University.

Victoria Bergbauer

Victoria Bergbauer is a PhD student in the History Department at Princeton University.

Carrie Bly

Carrie Bly is a licensed architect currently pursuing a PhD in History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University. 

Rebecca Kellawan

Rebecca Kellawan is a professional archaeologist and doctoral student in History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University.

Kara Plaxa

Kara Plaxa, is a Ph.D. student in the History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University investigating the intersections of gender, queer sexualities, and fetish play in urban landscapes.

Elizabeth A. Povinelli

Elizabeth A. Povinelli is Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies at Columbia University. Her books include Geontologies: A Requiem to Late Liberalism (2016), Economies of Abandonment: Social Belonging and Endurance in Late Liberalism (2011), and The Cunning of Recognition: Indigenous Alterities and the Making of Australian Multiculturalism (2002). She is also a founding member of the Karrabing Film Collective.

Shivani Shedde

Shivani Shedde is an architect and doctoral student in the History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University.

Guillermo Sánchez Arsuaga

Guillermo Sánchez Arsuaga is an architect and PhD student in History and Theory of Architecture at Princeton University.

Mark Wigley

Mark Wigley is Professor and Dean Emeritus at Columbia GSAPP. His most recent book is Konrad Wachsmann's Television: Post-Architectural Transmissions (Sternberg Press, 2020).

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