Henry Dreyfuss Associates

“Is health an individual responsibility or a public concern?” asks Imperfect Health: The Medicalization of Architecture, an ongoing exhibition at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. The curators lean toward the latter; on display are representations of the myriad examples of how we’ve been harmed and healed by our built environment, including a Web-based model that maps levels of pollutants, pollen, and pathogens onto a cityscape of Budapest, Hungary. As a solution to such contamination, the curators cite a building by architect François Roche with a skin that attracts dust. Also on view is a sliding Humanscale chart (shown) that calculates the most ergonomically beneficial postures for desk-workers’ health, right down to armrest height and eye-to-table angle. Through April 1. • cca.qc.ca