Posted on April 1, 2008 by safeliving
YOUprison: Some thoughts on the limitation of space and freedom
An exhibition curated by Francesco Bonami as part of the World Congress of Architecture in Turin from June to Spetember.
Twelve reflections on the limitation of space and freedom. Twelve cells on a real scale constructed by as many architectural offices at the Sandretto Foundation in Turin. To give visitors a first-hand experience of the burning issues surrounding one of the most difficult and intriguing spaces. With over 8 million incarcerated individuals, the prison population is one of the fastest growing communities in the world. The United States, a country with only 5 per cent of the world’s population, holds 25 per cent of the world’s prison population. America’s 2 million people behind bars represent the highest per capita incarceration rate in the history of the world, making prisons the fastest growing category of housing in the country.
via Domus and UIATorino2008
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Posted on March 10, 2008 by safeliving
Invisible People offers a range of short radio interviews with those who work at the HQs of various megasystems we rely upon in our society, from Telecare social services to Group4Securicor, the National grid and the London Bus Centrecomm, the emergency command and control centre for the London Bus company. Joe Kerr, RCA lecturer and head of the Critical and Historical studies programme, presents meets and observes these invisible people in 5 of these little documentaries via BBCradio 4.
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Posted on February 2, 2008 by safeliving
Read more about the Protocols, Procedures and Institutions workshop here>
The Tower Hamlets Unregulated Zone
A CONFIDENTIAL MEMO discussing the IF-POLITICS membership and duties of the Lancaster University Expert Assessors of Tower Hamlets Unregulated Zone from the UK Government Regulation Office, Division 3496723. Source: ANON
Filed under: architecture, built_environment, design, design interactions, institutes, protocols, security, workshop 4 | Tagged: citizenship, future, politics, space | 1 Comment »