To mark the end of a major, international ESRC-funded research study into prison architecture, design and technology conducted by the University of Brighton and the University of Birmingham, delegates are invited to register for a Symposium on Prison Architecture and Design in the Context of Reform.
The Symposium will be held on 2 June 2017, at the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), 66 Portland Place, London
Reflecting the three-year study, the Symposium will focus on prison planning, design and modernisation in England & Wales, Scotland, Norway and Denmark. Speakers and delegates will be mixture of academic researchers with a particular interest in prisons and imprisonment, architects who have designed custodial facilities, prison managers and senior corrections and justice personnel.
The programme will include panels on:
- prison reform in England & Wales in the current context of reform
- the Nordic experience
- the Scottish experience
- the power of horticulture, gardens and landscape
- World Cafe discussion
Confirmed speakers include:
- Prof Nick Hardwick (Royal Holloway, University of London, and former HM Chief Inspector of Prisons)
- Prof Yvonne Jewkes (University of Brighton)
- Christopher Liddle (Chairman, HLM Architects, London)
- Mads Mandrup Hansen (CF Moller Architects, Copenhagen)
- Stein Erik Laeskogen (Statsbygg, Oslo)
- Dr Berit Johnsen (Head of Research, the Correctional Service of Norway Staff Academy (KRUS), Oslo)
- Dr Sarah Armstrong (University of Glasgow)
- Roland Karthaus (Matter Architecture and RIBA Research Trust award holder)
- Dr Daryl Martin (University of York)
- Dr Jen Turner (University of Liverpool)
- Dr Geraldine Brown (Coventry University)
- Erwin James (The Guardian)
- Karl Lenton (Safe Innovation/The Free Prisoner)
- Dr Kate Gooch (University of Leicester and HMP Berwyn)
Attendance is Free. Register for your place here.
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