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This object is currently on display in room 107 as part of Design and Healing: Creative Responses to Epidemics.

 

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  • We acquired this object.

2021

2022

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Graphic Panel, Ventilation and Architecture

This is a Graphic panel. It is a part of the department.

Although ventilation is known to prevent disease, many modern buildings are sealed environments with fixed windows or windows that are opened rarely. The COVID-19 pandemic revealed the dangers of this approach. If not adequately filtered, recirculated air spreads viral particles indoors.

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted a public reckoning and challenged architects to rely less on complex mechanical systems that pollute the environment.

Its dimensions are

H x W: 91.4 × 61 cm (36 × 24 in.)

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