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Distinguished Visiting Critic Program

This lecture was presented as part of the Distinguished Visiting Critic Program (DVC), funded by the Hideo Sasaki Foundation.

Karl Daubmann

Mass Design Group

Stefan Behnisch and Thomas Auer

Stoss Landscape Urbanism

Brian Healy

Alex Anmahian

Jinhee Park and John Hong


Towards an Architecture (of Impact)

Spring 2012 Hideo Sasaki Distinguished Visiting Critic: Mass Design Group

Towards an Architecture (of Impact)

© Boston Architectural College; Video by: Matt Gelineau

April 10, 2012

Abstract: Can buildings heal? Can they directly impact people's political or economic potential? We have seen buildings that have caused public health crises, clinics whose poor designs have helped to incubate disease, and facilities that have expedited the decay of communities. If we have seen buildings that destroy, we also have seen the opposite ‒ that buildings can actually heal.