Aneehsa Dharwadker Opens Exhibition in Chicago
This speculative design proposal, modeled at 1/2″ = 1′, links the Harold Washington Library and the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago with a reading and learning space for both prisoners and the public. To highlight historic relationships between incarceration and knowledge, a bookshelf within the model holds two types of texts: books written by luminaries in prison and books censored from American prisons.
The exhibition has been realized in partnership with our University Library, the Education Justice Project, the Human Rights Defense Center, the Illinois School of Architecture Fabrication Shop (Yong Yi Ye, Hannah Brostoff, TJ Bayowa, and Lowell Miller), and curator Joseph Altshuler.
The Sullivan Center is located at 33 South State Street in Chicago, and the exhibition is on view through mid-December.