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Upcoming Prison Design discussion in New York, May 5

  • 1.  Upcoming Prison Design discussion in New York, May 5

    Posted 05-01-2014 17:52
    Dear AAJ Members,

    You may be interested in a presentation hosted by the J. Max Bond Center on the Design of a Just City and CLOG Magazine of architecture, which published its most recent issue on prisons -- this event serves as the launch of that issue. The event features a lead presentation by me, and a panel of CLOG contributors including AAJ member Jeff Goodale. The event is free and open to the public:

    Full event information is below.

    Raphael Sperry AIA
    San Francisco CA

    MAY 5, 2014
    6:30 pm

    In many countries, architects assume that designing to meet the local building code assures that their buildings are safe for the public. But what if a building's harm is not in the risk of the building falling down, but in the building performing as intended? If designed for the wrong purpose, can a building be a human rights violation, and if so, what should an architect do about it?

    Coinciding with the release of CLOG : PRISONS, the J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City and the Masters of Urban Design Program at the Spitzer School of Architecture are hosting a lecture and panel response organized by CLOG that will critically examine the architecture of incarceration.


    Raphael Sperry
    President of Architects, Designers, Planners for Social Responsibility

    Response Panel:

    Jeff Goodale
    Global Justice Director, HOK

    Amir Varick Amma
    Formerly Incarcerated; Social Activist; Member of the Campaign to End the New Jim Crow and Co-founder of P.A.P.A II

    Dr. Divine Pryor
    Executive Director of the Center for NuLeadership on Urban Solutions


    Jacob Reidel
    Editor, CLOG

    Michael Sorkin
    Director of Graduate Urban Design Program, CCNY


    J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City
    City College of New York, Spitzer School of Architecture, Room 002
    141 Convent Avenue (Corner of 135th and Convent Avenue)
    New York, NY 10031