Gehry Studio Event: Raphael Sperry

"The Architecture of US Prisons"

Event Time

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 6:30pm


Hastings Hall See map
180 York Street
New Haven, CT 06511

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.

Raphael Sperry, President of Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility and Lecturer in Architecture at the California College of the Arts will present a history of the architecture of U.S. prisons from a human rights perspective.