Architecture Exhibit Designs Dedicated to Cancer Patients
The Carnegie Museum of Art is hosting the exhibit Maggie’s Centres: A Blueprint for Cancer Care.
The New York School of Interior Design organized an exhibit featuring various works of integrated architecture that are designed to address challenges faced by cancer patients who are undergoing treatment.
The exhibit, called Maggie’s Centres: A Blueprint for Cancer Care, is hosted by the Carnegie Museum of Art and curated by the curator of architecture, Raymund Ryan. The exhibit opened last September 13th and features five outstanding Maggie’s Centres.
The idea for Maggie’s Centres was conceived and founded by Margaret Keswick Jencks, a writer and designer who was terminally ill with cancer and believed that people should not “lose the joy of living in the fear of dying.” It became Jencks’ mission, with her husband Charles Jencks, who was an architectural historian and theorist, to provide “free practical, emotional and social support” to cancer patients and their family and friends in a place designed specifically for such. Maggie’s Centres, built on the grounds of NHS hospitals, are bright and light-filled places that include private spaces where guests can enjoy a moment of quiet reflection and solitude, as well as gardens and spaces for social interaction.