The exhibit will be the inaugural event for CED’s newly launched Virtual Bauer Wurster, a VR experience of CED’s home on the UC Berkeley campus.
The exhibit in the Virtual Bauer Wurster First Floor Lobby will present full-scale models of several mobile responses that Designing Justice + Designing Spaces has created and deployed as part of their work to address the root causes of mass incarceration. These include a mobile refuge room for formerly-incarcerated people; mobile vending units for micro-entrepreneurs; and the Hit/Hug Punching Bag, which was created for youth to interact with in preparation for peacemaking. Visitors will be able to enter into and engage with 3D models of the artifacts of decarceration, and in doing so they’ll be exposed to a range of design responses at a small scale. The exhibit will also include imagery, videos, and descriptions of DJDS’s work in action in the world. Read or view a video recording about the full project on the College of Environmental Design’s website.
The exhibit will run from March 29 – May 15, 2021. This exhibition is part of the Spring 2021 Berkeley Architecture Events Series, and it is sponsored by the Berkeley-Rupp Professorship and Prize fund. Funding for this project is also provided by a generous gift from Shawn X. Tsao (B.A. Architecture ’11). Open to all!
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by Ivan Natividad