This collection explores the authority and authenticity of the medical white coat through a series of soft attacks, translations and contaminations within its semiotics. These interventions question the underlying authority and authenticity ingrained within the structure of the coat and the way that both are manifested and used as forms of societal control within medical institutions.
Samira Daneshvar is a lecturer at School of Architecture, University of Miami. She holds a Master of Science from University of Michigan and Master of Architecture from University of Toronto. She joined the realm of architecture after five years of medical studies. Her research and design work is directed towards an interdisciplinary field of architecture and medical sciences.