Cancer, Architecture and Hope: Maggie’s revolutionary approach to human-lead design, what we’ve learnt and how we can apply it in a post-covid world.
Never has the importance of the built environment and health been more important and more widely discussed than it is now as we come out of the other end of a pandemic. For over 25 years Maggie’s Co-Founder and Architectural Historian Charles Jencks and CEO Dame Laura Lee, supported by a plethora of outstanding architects, landscape and interior designers, have championed the impact that design can have on health. That impact is seen every day in Maggie's centres where, ever since the first centre opened in Edinburgh 25 years ago, the buildings have played an important part in helping Maggie's to put people living with cancer at the heart of everything the charity does.
In the third edition of The Architecture of Hope, the last book Charles Jencks wrote before he died in 2019, Maggie’s celebrates the evolution of the concept that buildings can heal, the legacy Charles left behind and new essays exploring the relationship between cancer and design and the future of cancer care.