Sequencing the Body: Prisons and the Spatial Imaginary

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Creator: 

Gordon-Cooper, Brogan

Date: 

2018

Abstract: 

This thesis spatializes the sequences of occupied and interactive spaces in prison institutions, in an attempt to explore and understand the nature of these spaces and their relationship to the body. Six spaces - exterior, recreation, visitation, the cell block, general population cells, and segregation cells - represent a variety of architectural conditions that act on the body in particular ways. Each space is characterized by particular and specific degrees of control, privacy, and interaction that condition the private and public self. The method of working with these spaces includes additive, excisive, imaginary and redactive processes to highlight existing and hidden conditions. The desire is to inspire potential points of interjection for restorative justice and to shift the public perception of the prison industrial complex, while also being aware of the limitations of the role of the architect.

Subject: 

Architecture

Language: 

English

Publisher: 

Carleton University

Thesis Degree Name: 

Master of Architecture: 
M.Arch.

Thesis Degree Level: 

Master's

Thesis Degree Discipline: 

Architecture

Parent Collection: 

Theses and Dissertations

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