Architectures of Healing // COMING SOON

Today, many feel fettered by insomnia, untouchability, and restrictions on movement. Looking for a more holistic approach to bodily and mental health, this book explores architectures and elementary forms of care and healing in different time periods: from the powers of sleep, touch, and travel in Asklepieia, the ancient healing temples for divine dream encounters alleviating the pain of the ailing pilgrim; to the attentiveness carried through the healing touch from the establishment of Byzantine hospitals till our times; to a pilgrimage center in modern-day Lesbos on a personal search for healing from the traumas of war and patriarchy; to the liberating and self-preserving powers of sleep as a healing response to past and current systems of oppression.

96 pages, 102 x 162 mm, perfect bound
isbn 978-9-464202-85-4
illustrations color and b/w
available december 2021
language English

COMING SOON // 8 EUR

Asklepieia:
Architectures of Healing, 400 BC to 200
by David Bergé

The Healing Power of Sleep
by Milica Ivić

The Healing Touch
by Antigone Samellas

My Grandmother’s Desire to Heal:
A Pilgrimage to Lesbos
by Valentina Karga