That Dark Cabinet: Building the Morbid Anatomy Museum

  • Project: That Dark Cabinet
  • Journal: Montreal Architectural Review
  • Issue: Vol. 3
  • Editor: Olaf Recktenwald and Athena Christina Syrakoy
  • Publisher: McGill University’s School of Architecture
  • Location: Montreal, Canada
  • Year: 2016

This brief essay retraces several roundabout yet interlacing stories that converge in the realization of the Morbid Anatomy Museum, and it considers more broadly how the close reading of artifacts, buildings, texts and contexts have fueled my practice and teaching, and my ideas about upstreaming. Throughout, my desire to understand how artifacts and buildings are used has centered on the physicality of thought and the roles of multisensorial perception in shaping our constructed environment.

That Dark Cabinet: The Morbid Anatomy Museum,” Montreal Architecture Review Vol. 3, ed. O. Recktenwald and A. C. Syrakoy (Montreal: School of Architecture, McGill University, 2016), pp. 47-66. Retrieved 12/31/16