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Paths to prison : on the architectures of carcerality

Author: Isabelle Kirkham-Lewitt; Sable Elyse Smith
Publisher: New York, NY : Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, 2020.
Series: Columbia books on architecture and the city.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
As Angela Y. Davis has proposed, the "path to prison," which so disproportionately affects communities of color, is most acutely guided by the conditions of daily life. Architecture, then, as fundamental to shaping these conditions of civil existence, must be interrogated for its involvement along this diffuse and mobile path. 'Paths to Prison: On the Architectures of Carcerality' aims to expand the ways the built  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Isabelle Kirkham-Lewitt; Sable Elyse Smith
ISBN: 9781941332665 1941332668
OCLC Number: 1198094564
Notes: Visual works by Sable Elyse Smith appear throughout.
Description: 526 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 20 cm.
Contents: Extended Stay: i.e. "The More Things Change, the More Things Stay the Same" / Isabelle Kirkham-Lewitt --
Carceral Architectures of of Policing: From "Mass Incarceration" to Domestic Warfare / Dylan Rodríguez --
Working to Get Free at the Rent Party / Adrienne Brown --
Brush Mountain and the Architecture of Carceral Extraction / James Graham --
Fire Camp, Highway, Coal Mine: Geographies of the Carceral Quotidian / Brett Story --
Processing Power: Archives, Prisons, and the Ethnography of Exchange / Jarrett M. Drake --
"Nothing Stirred in the Air": Affect, Sexuality, and the Architectural Terror of the Racial State / Stephen Dillon --
Fighting Invasive Infrastructures: Indigenous Relations against Pipelines / Anne Spice --
Zeroes and Ones: Carceral Life in the Data World / Wendy L. Wright --
Design of the Self and the Racial Order / Mabel O. Wilson --
Backward to Wayward: Listening to Archives of Disciplinary Education in Philadelphia / Leslie Lodwick --
No Place Like Home: Practicing Freedom in the Loopholes of Captivity / Jasmine Syedullah
Series Title: Columbia books on architecture and the city.
Responsibility: edited by Isabelle Kirkham-Lewitt ; contributions by Dylan Rodriguez ... [and eleven others].


Paths to Prison aims to expand the ways the built environment's relationship to and participation in the carceral state is understood in architecture. The collected essays implicate architecture in  Read more...


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