Prison Abolition

Week 13 Prison Abolition

Curated by Tara Selvaraj

October 9, 2020

Required readings

Gilmore, Ruth Wilson. “Introduction.” In Golden Gulag : Prisons, Surplus, Crisis, and Opposition in Globalizing California, 5-23. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007. https://mcgill.on.worldcat.org/oclc/868963692

Sperry, Raphael. “Architecture, Activism, and Abolition: From Prison Design Boycott to ADPSR’s Human Rights Campaign.” Scapegoat, no. 7 (Fall/Winter 2014): 29-37. http://www.scapegoatjournal.org/docs/07/SG07_29%E2%80%9337_RaphaelSperry.pdf

Further readings

Allen, Arthur. “A Dilemma of Democracy: Architecture, Politics and Prison Design.” Vancouver, June 5, 2016. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304085070_A_Dilemma_of_Democracy

Keller, Bill. “Reimagining Prison with Frank Gehry.” New Yorker, December 21, 2017. https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/reimagining-prison-with-frank-gehry

Davis, Angela Y. “Slavery, Civil Rights and Abolitionist Perspectives Toward Prisons.” In Are Prisons Obsolete? 22-39. New York: Seven Stories Press, 2003.

Kushner, Rachel. “Is Prison Necessary? Ruth Wilson Gilmore might change your mind.” New York Times, April 17, 2019. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/17/magazine/prison-abolition-ruth-wilson-gilmore.html

An Antipode Foundation film. “Geographies of Racial Capitalism with Ruth Wilson Gilmore.” YouTube, 2020. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2CS627aKrJI&ab_channel=antipodeonline

Sperry, Raphael. “Discipline and Punish: The Architecture of Human Rights.” The Architectural Review, March 31, 2014. https://www.architectural-review.com/essays/discipline-and-punish-the-architecture-of-human-rights

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