At the NSfK Resarch Seminar 2019 the interdisciplinary exhibition “Six Norwegian prisons: Ideas, Plans and Experiences 1850 till today” was presented, courtesy of professor em. Hedda Giertsen, Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, Oslo University.
The exhibition was shown at the Arkitektur- og designhøgskolen i Oslo in August-September 2018. The presentation below is from the Arkitektur- og designhøgskolen webpage, for link please click here.
“This exhibition is about six Norwegian prisons, from 1850 through today: the ideas behind them; the spaces that compose them; and the experiences of prisoners.
Together, the prisons show changes and consistencies found in Norwegian prison policy and design in this period. They are presented through photographs and floor plans. In interviews prisoners describe experiences of indoor and outdoor spaces, of isolation and common spaces.
This exhibition is an interdisciplinary effort between the fields of criminology and architecture. It is supported by the U.S. Norway Fulbright Foundation; the Oslo School of Architecture and Design; the University of Oslo, Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law.
- Sophie Angelis, Fulbright research fellow, 2017-18, University of Oslo, Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, and Oslo School of Architecture and Design.
- Hedda Giertsen, professor em., Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law
- Elisabeth Tostrup, professor em., PhD, architect MNAL, Oslo School of Architecture and Design.
- Zahra Memarianpour, current M.Sc., University of Amsterdam, Department of Urban Studies.”