Torture by Design: Saying No to the Architecture of Solitary Confinement

By: Saturday August 17, 2013 5:20 pm

Friday, August 16 marked the 40th consecutive day of a multi-ethnic statewide prisoner hunger strike initiated from inside the Security Housing Unit (SHU) of California’s Pelican Bay State Prison. When the strike first began on July 8, the ‘California Department of Corrections and Reform’ (CDCR) reported 30,000 participants statewide, which the Los Angeles Times reported “could be the largest prison protest in state history.”

 

FDL Movie Night: “Charles & Ray Eames: The Architect and the Painter”

By: Monday December 5, 2011 5:00 pm

The post-World War II era was filled with hopes and dreams of creating a new society out of the ashes of the old that combined form and function in esthetic and useful ways. Designers Charles and Ray Eames were at the forefront of modern design changing and elevating how we live by creating beautiful, high quality goods for the masses, forging positive relationships with government and industry, all with the goal of benefiting society.

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