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Architecture's Mission In The Field Of Mental Retardation
Over the past 25 years, I have visited more than 500 institutions in the field of health, welfare, education, and delinquency, and at various times I have had institutional assignments, so that I became well acquainted with them from the inside, but it was not until a few years ago when I first saw some new institutions for the mentally retarded in the Scandinavian countries, and in particular Lillemosegaard (which we all shall visit on Wednesday morning) that I was suddenly struck with the tremendous contribution architects can make in our field. When I have chosen as the title of my few remarks this morning "Architecture's Mission in the Field of Mental Retardation," I have done so to indicate that I include architects among the professional groups that can make a primary contribution to the field of mental retardation....
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Title: Architecture's Mission In The Field Of Mental Retardation
Creator: Gunnar Dybwad (author)
Date: April 1966
Format: Speech
Source: Friends of the Samuel Gridley Howe Library and the Dybwad Family
Keywords: Accessibility; Advocacy; Architecture; Assistive Technology; Civil Liberties & Rights; Cognitive Disability; Copenhagen, Denmark; Denmark; Educational Institutions; Government; Gunnar Dybwad; Housing; Human Rights; Institutions; International Working Conference On Architectural Planning In Mental Retardation; Lille Mosegaard, Denmark; Mental Retardation; Normalization; Norway; Social Welfare & Communities; Sweden
Topics: Institutions, Organizations & Corporations; Physical Environment; Social Movements & Advocacy
Note: Delivered at the International Working Conference on Architectural Planning in Mental Retardation, Copenhagen.