Making Space for Intersection
Many architects and urbanists are asking how their tools might be most effectively deployed in order to resist the violent oppression of marginalized communities, and how this effort might need to look different today than it has in the past.
Due Process and the Enclosure of Justice
What is gained, and what is lost, when justice takes place outside public view?
The People's Court
New spaces for justice replace punishment with problem solving and hierarchy with community.
A Jail to End All Jails
Mayor de Blasio promises to close the Rikers Island jail complex in ten years. But what comes next? A look at the island’s history reveals clues — and cautions.
What Jail Can't Do
Frank Greene and Kenneth Ricci discuss the changing paradigms of half a century of justice architecture and what we should ask — and expect — from courts and jails.
What's In a Roofline?
The humble gambrel roofs of Queens’ Dutch Colonial houses cover the borough’s complex history.
The Endlessly Adaptable Row House
For the final installment of Typecast: Row House, architects Alex Gorlin and Jeff Murphy talk about the mutability of a simple box and the challenges and delights of designing the contemporary row house.
Introduction: The Location of Justice
Examining New York's overlooked infrastructures of crime and punishment.
Arrest sends New Yorkers down a complex path, away from their families, homes, and neighborhoods, oftentimes ending in jail. A drawing describes the spaces they encounter on the way.
Who Makes the Many Harlems?
Integration without gentrification? Self-determination without segregation? Who has the power to determine Harlem’s future?