Tag: bad air

Gosia Cwiech's post-truth evocation of miasma

Reading Time: 3 minutes In the Middle Ages, it was widely believed that pandemics, such as plague and cholera, were caused by breathing in impure air, poisoned by decaying matter. Now, Polish-born Gosia Cwiech has decided to resuscitate the obsolete hypothesis in a series which explores the contemporary, post-truth framework.

27 July 2017