Space.City presents the Seattle premiere of three new films about architecture: Frank Gehry; Building Justice and two shorts.
The film, Frank Gehry: Building Justice examines both the criminal justice system and the issue of prison design through the students' point of view, as they look into the future of American incarceration policy.
Frank recognized that he was was never going to be commissioned to design an actual prison. Instead, he and Soros decided to get the dialogue started by running a master's classes the Southern California Institue of Architecture and the Yale School of Architecture with the students tackling the difficult and complex social, political and aesthetic issues behind incarceration and prison design.
In the film, Frank Gehry, with faculty from Yale and SCI-Arc, and the students themselves, explore the issues with Susan Burton, who, before becoming the leading advocate for prison reform was herself incarcerated over the course of two decades.
Also in the film are James Forman, Professor of Law at Yale Law School; architects Tod Williams and Billie Tsien; architect Greg Lynn; poet, writer, and Yale law lecturer Dwayne Betts; Chris Stone, former president of the Open Society Foundations; and Leonard Noisette, president of the Open Society Foundations' Justice Program.
USA | 2018 | 70 minutes | Ultan Guilfoyle
The shorts are: Francis Kéré: An Architect Between and ChildSafe: Designed to Heal