National Building Museum

Equity in the Built Environment: Restorative Justice

Thursday, April 29, 2021
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Designing Justice + Designing spaces team at workLearn how the Oakland-based architecture and real estate development nonprofit Designing Justice+Designing Spaces (DJDS) is working to end mass incarceration by building infrastructure that addresses its root causes. Deanna Van Buren, Co-Founder, Executive Director, and Design Director of DJDS, discusses her firm’s work to counter the traditional adversarial and punitive architecture of justice by creating spaces and buildings for restorative justice, rehabilitation, and community building, and reentry housing for people coming out of incarceration. This program complements the exhibition Building for a Decarceration Nation, a virtual exhibition offered through May 15. The program is facilitated by Maisie Hughes, ASLA, co-founder, The Urban Studio.

This program continues the National Building Museum's Equity in the Built Environment series of conversations that focus on how buildings, landscapes, interiors, and streets can be the cause of—and, more important, the cure for—social and racial disparities.

UPDATE: Watch this program on the website.

In lieu of a program fee, we ask for your support of the National Building Museum. Your donation to the Annual Fund will enable the Museum to adapt to these changing times and plan for our reopening. Thank you!

The Equity in the Built Environment series is generously supported by STUDIOS Architecture. Additional support for this program is provided by the Sing Sing Prison Museum, Ossining, NY.

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