Medicalization | Society, Medicine, Power, and Design
The term "medicalization" refers to a process that was set in motion at the end of the 18th century, with the birth of modern medicine, (1) in which the authority over many areas was handed to the scientific establishment that has since been considered the exclusive keeper of knowledge
The inaugural exhibition at Azerieli Gallery – which located on Hanevi’im Street in Jerusalem, also known as “hospitals street” – offers a glimpse into the world of design and medicine in Israel.
The exhibition outlines the fact that designers are an active force, which practically constructs our perception of health. Future designers have the ability to serve as cultural commentators on design situations, and formulate new paths that will impact the network of underlying forces at play in the current medical structure.