From Care to Cure and Back

From Care to Cure and Back
1 Jan — 31 May 2023

Organised by: Društvo arhitekata Istre

In the post-pandemic time, the goal of the project is to encourage reflections on the relationship between illness, the spatial manifestations of illness and curing practices, as well as on the concerns of the (im)possibilities of social life and attitudes towards medical treatment. The project attempts to create an advanced image of cities in which we live as spaces of a common disease, but also as spaces of community and care, as places of common healing. Ideas by five emerging professionals will be developed within a mentoring programme and presented online.

A case study in the project will be a site of the former military health resort designed for treatment and rehabilitation of children with respiratory diseases, famous for the devastated architectural masterpiece designed by the Croatian architect Rikard Marasović in the mid 1960s, and set in a lush pine forest by the Adriatic sea, near Makarska.