Building Hope: The Maggie’s Centres

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  • Directed by Sarah Howitt
  • 2016UK59 minutesEnglish
  • 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.