Thinking about the medicalisation of the home space

This week I have been thinking about the medicalisation of the home space when you are chronically ill. The AI technology on google photo is incredibly accurate when recognising faces, places, objects, animals, typical spaces and so on. But when I search “hospital” photos of me in hospital and photos of me at home in bed come up. I have assistive devices such as bed tables, ipad stands and medical devices in this space and my phone’s AI technology recognises this as a medical space.

I have been thinking about this in relation to thinker Foucault’s concept of heterotopias which I will explore further in another studio post.

Content warning: the image below shows images of someone in hospital.

A collage of screenshots from google photos of Charlie Fitz. In each photo she is either a patient in hospital or at home in her bed. The images are taken over a 6 year period, which can be seen from the various dates.