Architecture at the Scales of the Ebola Epidemic

I wrote my undergraduate thesis under Paul Lewis at the Princeton School of Architecture — here’s the abstract:

In December 2013, the largest and most devastating outbreak of Ebola virus disease in history began in the small West African nation of Guinea. This thesis examines Ebola treatment units (hospitals, tent complexes and other structures) and their often paradoxical role in the epidemic, as they in many ways helped to propagate the disease. By analyzing these units at three proposed scales of increasing proximity to the body (envelope, ward, skin), this thesis categorizes various exchanges of agency between these scales to critically reflect on the role of architecture in epidemic crises.

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