YouPrison Exhibition
Torino, Italy, 2008.
Project_ (Ana Miljacki and Lee Moreau with Dan Sakai and Ben Porto)

We were invited by Francesco Bonami and the Fondazione Sandretto de Rebaudengo in Torino to contribute a prison cell design to their YouPrison exhibit, together with twelve other international architects. After researching reform ideas within the U.S. prison system, prison labor laws, as well as the actual architectural implications of a cell redesign, we decided to dedicate our exhibition to explicating the dilemma that a designer finds himself in when asked to impact (through the design of a room) a system determined by agents and agencies well beyond any architect’s domain.

Fondazione Sandretto de Rebaudengo