Two Places at Once

Technology & Escape in Clinical Settings

Life on the Oncology ward of a Children’s hospital is a balance of knowing. On one hand, from the moment you walk into the space, you know you’re safe. The walls are full of colorful painted butterflies and the floor to ceiling windows let in a penthouse view of the surrounding city. The nurses smile at you and give you warm blankets. You know everyone’s name. It’s the only place in the world you’ve ever seen another bald person your age and you get excited to see your patient friends. The space goes out of its way to tell you…