Building Hope: The Maggie’s Centres
21 April 2018 at 3:00 pm
Played at Cinematheque.
- Directed by Sarah Howitt
- Prologue by Lori Penner, Architecture49
After she was diagnosed with terminal cancer, Maggie Keswick Jencks, the wife of the celebrated architectural historian Charles Jencks, launched an initiative to build a series of remarkable hospices for cancer patients. Twenty years after her death in 1996, some twenty Maggies’s Centres have been built by leading architects. A fascinating film about the search for consoling beauty as death approaches.
Sponsored by Ken King, Ottawa.