Hospitalization is the last resort for the treatment of an infectious patient, not for the sake of the patient, but for the hospital itself. Putting a contagious person into a complex, highly centralized institution full of sick people is not actually a good idea, from epidemiological and administrative perspectives. What, then, are hospitals for?

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De Hogeweyk, in Weesp, the Netherlands, might seem eerily familiar, even if you’ve never been there. 1 That is entirely by design. Opened in...
Magaly Tornay
The strange story of the dreaming nurses of Münsterlingen came to me by a chance find in the archives. While researching the extensive experiments...
Brittany Utting
In 1925, on an undeveloped tract of forested land at the outskirts of the young city of Houston, entrepreneur and oil magnate George H. Hermann...
Fiona L. Kenney
In the April 1881 issue of The Modern Review , a British periodical published from 1880 to 1884, a sardonic Frances Power Cobbe wrote: “It is the...
When scholars first charted the nineteenth-century “invention” of the modern hospital around a half century ago, they posited a crucial change: a...
Nick Axel, Nikolaus Hirsch, and Adam Jasper
Treatment is a collaboration between e-flux Architecture and the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta), ETH Zürich,...
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Architecture
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Health & Disease, Care, Ethics, Housing & Real Estate

Treatment is a collaboration between e-flux Architecture and the Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta), ETH Zürich.

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  • Nick Axel, Nikolaus Hirsch, and Adam Jasper Editorial
  • David Theodore From Care to Cure and Back Again
  • Fiona L. Kenney Learning to Feel
  • Brittany Utting Public Proxies
  • Magaly Tornay Dreaming Nurses
  • Annmarie Adams and Sally Chivers Deception and Design: The Rise of the Dementia Village
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