Bodily Cartographies: Pathologizing the Body and the City



The regulation of social deviancy and the new science of social statistics created during the European Enlightenment intertwine with architectural discourse through the medicalization of architecture and the built environment, and through structures and systems of risk management. From bio-anthropometrics to ergonomics, and from diagrams to borders, bodies and the modern city become systematized for optimal reproductions of hegemonic narratives.