MAY 7 – JUNE 30, 2015
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday May 7, 6-9pm
An art exhibit about the architecture of incarceration.
The intention of “Sentenced” is to integrate the voices of imprisoned people into the discourse of the struggle to end cruel, inhuman, and degrading punishment in the United States.
In 2012, ADPSR petitioned the American Institute of Architects (AIA) to change its Code of Ethics to respect human rights by banning the design of execution chambers and spaces intended for prolonged solitary confinement– the AIA rejected this petition in late 2014.
Curated by: Architects/ Designers/ Planners for Social Responsibility (ADPSR) and Uptown People’s Law Center
The exhibition features:
• a full-size model of a solitary cell
• drawings of solitary confinement cells by people currently being held inside
• rarely-seen designs for execution chambers built in the US
• other artwork made by prisoners held in solitary confinement in Illinois
Uptown People’s Law Center
Art In These Times
Dan Miller Architects
Winston & Strawn LLP
Oakton Students for Social Justice