“Building Justice”, the project to change prison architecture

The program explores the role of architects in the improvement of living conditions of inmates

Boundaries are one of the key elements in prison architecture, boundaries that need to be established based on architectural criteria, but without disregarding the legal framework affecting inmates, as well as their basic rights.

The organization “Impact Justice”, together with the architect Frank Gehry and the activist Susan Burton, created the project “Building Justice” to analyze how architects can put an end to mass incarceration, a pressing issue these days.

As part of the project, all second-year students of the Master’s degree at the Yale School of Architecture have to design a prison that can improve the quality of life of inmates, leading to their reeducation and reintegration.

“Building Justice”, the project to change prison architecture

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