Guest Edited by LionHeart

Our Living with Buildings exhibition looks at architecture and health from a historical perspective, but what's the relationship between architecture and health on a personal level for someone living today?

We asked poet and spoken word performer LionHeart to commission five new stories on how architecture and the built environment can affect our mental health and sense of identity. Their essays and illustrations capture the essence of how buildings and the world around us affect our emotions and mental health.

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Photograph a man sitting whose face in half in shade and half in sun at the Barbican Centre, London.
LionHeart at the Barbican Centre, London, Thomas SG Farnetti. © Wellcome Collection. Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0).

About the editor

Photograph of Rhael ‘LionHeart’ Cape

Rhael ‘LionHeart’ Cape

LionHeart is a TEDx speaker, international spoken-word performer and author of the poetry collection ‘The Mute’s Rebellion’. He is the first poet-in-residence at Grimshaw Architects and The Building Centre, and explores architecture and poetry’s relationship in a research project on emotional inhabitancy.