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Seminar on prison architecture: A glimpse into the prison house

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Location: Paleizenstraat 65-67, 1030 Schaarbeek & online (see link in text)
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A GLIMPSE INTO THE PRISON HOUSE:
INSIGHTS FROM ARCHITECTURE AND CRIMINOLOGY


Taking the family as its social model and the family house as a reference, the Prison House - a genre that includes a range of homely small-scale facilities, such as transition, halfway, youth, and detention houses - is often commented upon as a neutralisation through architecture of the monumental and institutionalised character of large prison complexes and as instance of a new wave of reformism. Far from being an unproblematic phenomenon, this workshop aims at a critical discussion of the theories and ideas that ground the Prison House gathering contributions from the field of architecture and criminology inside and outside academia.


Organized by Sabrina Puddu with the supervision of Martino Tattara and Kristel Beyens.
KU Leuven, Department of Architecture, Research group Architecture, Interiority, Inhabitation A2I
Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB), Criminology Department, Research Group Crime & Society, Research Line Penality & Society.
With the participation of NGOs De Huizen and Rescaled


The workshop will run as a hybrid in person/online format. Webinar Link:
https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fGT2Fq1bS5qhqZsEcE73Qg
Contact: sabrina.puddu@kuleuven.be

 

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