- Fri 6 Oct - 18:00
After she was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Maggie Keswick Jencks, the wife of the celebrated architecture historian Charles Jencks, launched an initiative to build a series of remarkable centres for cancer patients. Twenty years after her death in 1996, some twenty centres have been built around Britain, with support from private organizations, by famous architects like Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Norman Foster and Richard Rogers. Her conviction that powerful architecture can offer a consoling environment is shared by patients, nurses and visitors. Building Hope is a fascinating film about the search for architectural beauty as death approaches.
Film with introduction and Q&A