Alison Killing: There’s a better way to die, and architecture can help
Елисон Килинг: Постои подобар начин за умирање и архитектурата може да помогне
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about death and architecture.
за смртта и архитектурата.
of infectious diseases like pneumonia,
од зарази како пневмонија,
would take us away quite quickly.
in our own beds, looked after by family,
под грижа на семејството,
lacked access to medical care.
до медицинска нега.
a lot of things changed.
работи се променија.
those infectious diseases.
like x-ray machines were invented.
so big and expensive,
buildings to keep them in,
згради за нив
universal healthcare systems
treatment could get it.
од лекување можеше да го има.
from about 45 at the start of the century
животниот век од 45 на почетокот на векот
optimism about what science could offer,
кон напредокот во науката,
death was forgotten,
кон животот се заборави смртта,
драстично се промени.
I've been looking at these changes
ги гледав овие промени
related to death and dying.
во однос на смртта и умирањето.
of cancer and heart disease,
долги периоди на хронични заболувања
will have a long period of chronic illness
in hospitals and hospices and care homes.
во болници и домови за нега.
and the endless corridors
и бескрајните ходници
has earned its bad reputation.
го заслужи лошиот углед.
it wasn't always like this.
built in 1419 by Brunelleschi,
изградена во 1419 год. од Брунелески,
and influential architects of his time.
архитекти во тоа време.
and then think about hospitals today,
на денешните болници
this building's ambition.
have daylight and fresh air,
и свеж воздух,
and they have high ceilings,
more comfortable to be in.
that that's even possible for a hospital.
можат да бидат убави.
for dying, then we have to talk about it,
треба да зборуваме за тоа,
of death uncomfortable,
as a society approach death.
општеството гледа на смртта.
most in my research, though,
да бидат променливи.
70-те години на XIX -от век.
there were protests in the local village.
протести во селото.
and 99.8 percent of people got buried.
99,8% од луѓето беа закопувани.
three quarters of us get cremated.
изнесува три четвртини.
to changing things
to talk about them.
да зборуваат за тоа.
about death and architecture
when I did my first exhibition on it
со мојата прва изложба
which was called "Death in Venice."
насловена „Смрт во Венеција“.
literally engage with it.
which is an interactive map of London
интерактивна мапа на Лондон
of the real estate in the city
the building or cemetery, is revealed.
зграда или гробишта.
was a series of postcards
серија на разгледници
of the different spaces
на различните места
on either side of death.
или другата страна од смртта.
that where we die
местото каде умираме
that visitors reacted to the exhibition,
and running and jumping
the exhibits in different ways,
на различни начини,
they would kind of stop
an exhibition about death,
се на изложба за смртта
how you're supposed to act.
начин на однесување.
whether there is one way
about what you think a good death is,
што значи добра смрт,
that supports a good death might be like,
која поддржува добра смрт
and a little more like this?
ваква, а повеќе ваква?
ABOUT THE SPEAKERAlison Killing - Architect
An architect and urban designer, Alison Killing uses journalism, filmmaking and exhibitions to help people better understand the built environment.
Why you should listen
Alison Killing is an architect and urban designer working to engage people with their built environment, via design of buildings and urban strategies, film making, exhibitions and events. She explores the relationship between death and modern architecture, looking at how cities are rebuilt after disaster.
Recent projects include Death in the City (and its first iteration, Death in Venice, which was shown as an independent event during the opening week of the Venice Architecture Biennale), a touring exhibition about death and modern architecture; work with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies on better rebuilding after disaster and how to integrate relevant urban design tools into humanitarian response; and a study of financial models for arts and community projects temporarily using vacant buildings to help these projects become self-sustaining.
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