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PRESS

Press coverage is an important part of ADPSR’s work. By creating widespread knowledge of the issues surrounding human rights and the built environment, within the allied professions and the general public, we aim to create awareness and action to work against the injustices.

Here is a selection of the press coverage of our work as an organization.

 
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New York Times:
PRISON ARCHITECTURE & THE QUESTION OF ETHICS

"Mr. Sperry and his organization, Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility, wanted the institute to adopt a rule similar to the American Medical Association’s, which specifically prohibits doctors from participating in execution or torture."

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CITYLAB
SHOULD DESIGNERS TRY TO REFORM IMMIGRANT DETENTION?

"...Two groups of architectural activists issued a statement urging a total boycott of design for immigrant detention. “The Architecture Lobby and ADPSR call on architects, designers, planners and allied professionals to refuse to participate in the design of any immigration enforcement infrastructure..."

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CNN
ARCHITECTS AND TORTURE: WHAT COLOR IS YOUR WATERBOARD?

 “As citizens, it is our responsibility to vote out torturers and to demand prosecutions of perpetrators so that torture will never happen again. Likewise, all licensed professionals have a responsibility to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public.”.

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Architectural Digest
Is there such a thing as "good" prison design?

“...The answer to the country’s prison problem is through justice reform—reconsidering the laws that send so many people to prison in the first place, and providing alternative sentences that focus on rehabilitation and responsibility rather than incarceration.”.

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Architects newspaper
why are architecture's major professional organizations silent on the immigrant detention debate?

“The organizations are once again asking the American Institute of Architects to take a stand against governmental infrastructures that use the built environment to enforce inhumane policies.”.

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ARCHNET
The Architecture Lobby and ADPSR take a stand against Justice Department's zero-tolerance policy, pressuring the AIA to do the same

“There are immigrant and undocumented architects, builders, carpenters, plumbers, welders. We must recognize and respect the contributions of everyone who shapes the built environment, and ensure that our profession and our broader industry respect human rights for everyone.”

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CRIME REPORT
IN NATURAL DISASTERS, ARE INMATES EXPENDABLE?

“...The traditional approach to building prisons far from populated areas has shielded them from public scrutiny.”

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