Gehry Studio Event: Panel Discussion
"Closing Rikers Island"
This semester at the Yale School of Architecture, the advanced studio led by Frank Gehry, William B. and Charlotte Shepherd Davenport Visiting Professor, is focusing on the issue of mass incarceration in the United States. In tandem with the movement to end mass incarceration, and drawing on researched alternatives to acts of crime and methods of justice, students have been asked to envision a future architecture of incarceration for a radically reduced prisoner population. The studio is hosting two events this semester; both are open to the public.
Michael Jacobson, former Commissioner of the New York City Departments of Correction and Probation, former Executive Director of the VERA Institute of Justice and author of Downsizing Prisons: How to Reduce Crime and End Mass Incarceration.
Dan Gallagher, NADAAA, Justice in Design Initiative, Van Alen Institute.
Susan Gottesfeld, The Osborne Association.
Moderated by Sunil Bald, Associate Professor at the Yale School of Architecture.