Architecture and medicine. Anti-tuberculosis fight and social space in the Raval of the 30’s

At the end of the nineteenth century and early twentieth century tuberculosis was the great disease of large cities, it was a highly contagious disease that was transmitted through the air. Modern architecture surrounded by a discourse of hygiene, order and rationalism became a great tool to fight from the design of the space against tuberculosis. District V – today known as the Raval – was in the 30’s the area with the highest density in the city of Barcelona and was considered from architecture, medicine and law as an unhealthy city, it was precisely in this space where the architects of the GATCPAC tried their modern architecture as an urban therapeutic method.

With historians Celia Miralles and José Pardo-Tomàs will talk about medicine, science, urbanism and social conflict.



18-05-2019 11:00h

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with the collaboration of IMF – CSIC


CAP Raval Nord

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