The partners bring together many years of experience in research, teaching and practice, wish to mutually enhance each other’s expertise, and make their know-how available for practitioners who face the task of defining urban and architectural interventions to promote public health. The network wishes to recreate the lost continuum between the two well-tested strategies to improve general health conditions: prevention, and medical intervention in hospitals and psychiatric clinics in case of health crises. It covers themes that range from strategies to enhance public health through interventions in cities to new concepts for hospitals, psychiatric clinics and housing for elderly with mental or physical disabilities.
Lost in translation covers the field between urbanism and prevention on the one hand, and healthcare architecture and the management of health crises on the other. It highlights the potential of scientific research in the range of facilities it presents, shows best practices and occasionally provides examples where everything went wrong.