Should Architects Design for Solitary Confinement?

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A hunger strike in California state prisons calls for an end to indefinite solitary confinement in Security Housing Units, known as SHUs. Raphael Sperry has challenged fellow architects to ban the design of SHUs. Beverly Prior responds, reflecting on a career designing for incarceration. Joe Day sees societal values mirrored in the growth of both American prisons and museums. 

Back on the Miracle Mile in Los Angeles, Terry Karges talks about the Petersen Automotive Museum’s plans for a face-lift.

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Host:
Frances Anderton

Producer:
Frances Anderton